On This Day

What Happened in November 1894

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Nov 5 Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
  • Nov 5 Richard Strauss' "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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • 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)

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

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

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Nov 5 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 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 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, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
  • Nov 17 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
  • 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 23 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912)
  • Nov 24 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
  • Nov 26 Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (discovered 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)
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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 1 Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881
  • Nov 20 Anton Rubinstein, Russian 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