What Happened in November 1893

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 British South Africa Company troops under Dr Jamesons occupy Bulawayo, Matabeleland
  • Nov 7 US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
  • Nov 12 The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
  • Nov 19 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
  • Nov 28 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election
  • Nov 29 Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • Nov 30 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, born in Cortanze, Italy (d. 1966)
  • Nov 3 R Lindley Murray, tennis champ (US Open-1918)
  • Nov 5 Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer
  • Nov 6 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Nov 7 Leatrice Joy, American actress (The Ace of Hearts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • Nov 8 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
  • Nov 13 Edward A Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • Nov 14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • Nov 14 Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champ cyclist (1921-24, 26)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • Nov 16 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
  • Nov 19 RenĂ© Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)
  • Nov 22 M Kaganovitsj Kogan, people's commissioner for Stalin
  • Nov 22 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)
  • Nov 23 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
  • Nov 24 Fern Andra [Vernal Edna Andrews], German-American actress (Eyes of the World), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Nov 24 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • Nov 27 Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, Dutch vicar/literature, dies at 86
  • Nov 4 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nov 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • Nov 7 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • Nov 12 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, premier of Austria (1852-59), dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • Nov 16 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 17 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • Nov 22 James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • Nov 30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68