On This Day

What Happened in November 1894

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris

Historic Event

Nov 1 Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after the death of his father, Tsar Alexander III

  • Nov 5 Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki

Music Premiere

Nov 5 Richard Strauss' tone poem "Till Eulenspiegel" premieres

  • Nov 10 Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki
  • Nov 12 Lawrence Hargrave, Australian aeronautical pioneer and inventor of the box kite, linked four huge box kites together and flew - but remained attached to the ground by piano wire
  • Nov 16 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • Nov 16 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • Nov 17 Daily Racing Form founded

Historic Event

Nov 17 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

  • Nov 18 Richard Outcault's early comic strip "Origin of a New Species" published in World
  • Nov 19 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
  • Nov 19 Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
  • Nov 20 US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • Nov 25 Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
  • Nov 26 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • Nov 29 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • Nov 2 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1976)

William George Barker

Nov 3 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

  • Nov 5 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Nov 5 (Jacob) "Jan" Garber, American violinist and sweet jazz bandleader, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • Nov 9 Mae Marsh, American silent film actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Madrid, New Mexico Territory (d. 1968)
  • Nov 9 Mabel Normand [Muriel Fortescue], American silent-film actress, director and comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1930) [or November 10]
  • Nov 11 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Nov 11 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), born in England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 13 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], American stage and silent film actress (Blood & Sand; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), born in New York City (d. 1961)
  • Nov 13 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 14 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • Nov 14 Seena Owen, American silent screen actress (Queen Kelly), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1966)
  • Nov 16 Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian-Japanese politician, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Eelco van Kleffens, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46) and diplomat (d. 1983)
  • Nov 17 Sophocles Venizelos, Greek politician, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), born in Chania, Crete (d. 1964)
  • Nov 19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), born in Lisbon (d. 1987)
  • Nov 20 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1944)
  • Nov 21 Corinne Griffith, American actress dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen" (3 Hours, Lilies of Field), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1979)
  • Nov 21 Max Miller [Thomas Henry Sargent], English comedian known as The Cheeky Chappie, born in Brighton, England (d. 1963)
  • Nov 23 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912), born in Kristianstad, Sweden (d. 1956)
  • Nov 24 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)

Norbert Wiener

Nov 26 Norbert Wiener, American mathematician who founded cybernetics, born in Columbia, Missouri (d. 1964)

  • Nov 26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, born in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 1974)
  • Nov 27 Forrest C. Shaklee, American chiropractor and founder (Shaklee Products), born in Carlisle, Iowa (d. 1985)
  • Nov 27 Amphilochius of Pochayiv [Yakov Varnavovich Golovatyuk], Ukrainian Orthodox Christian saint, born in Mala Ilovytsya, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1971)
  • Nov 27 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), born in Wakayama, Empire of Japan (d. 1989)

Brooks Atkinson

Nov 28 Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (The New York Times), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1984)

  • Nov 29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)

Famous Weddings

Nicholas II

Nov 26 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Michael "King" Kelly, American Baseball HOF utility (NL batting champion 1884, 86; NL runs scored 1884–86, Chicago White Sox) and manager (Boston Beaneaters, Reds; Cincinnati KK's), dies from pneumonia at 36
  • Nov 20 Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64
  • Nov 25 Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist, dies at 82
  • Nov 27 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • Nov 30 Joseph E. Brown, American attorney and politician (42nd Governor of Georgia), dies at 73