On This Day

What Happened in November 1898

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 French government of Dupuy forms
  • Nov 2 Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem

First Official Cheerleader

Nov 2 Cheerleading begins in the United States as Johnny Campbell leads the crowd cheering on the football team at the University of Minnesota

Theater Premiere

Nov 5 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin

  • Nov 10 Wilmington, North Carolina Coup D'état: White Supremacists violently overthrow local government, killing and threatening Black leaders [1] [2]

Historic Event

Nov 15 David Beatty is promoted to commander

  • Nov 22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
  • Nov 24 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
  • Nov 26 -27) Snow and ice storm over US kills 455
  • Nov 26 SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Sippie Wallace [Beulah Belle Thomas], American blues singer ("Women Be Wise"), born in Plumb Bayou, Arkansas (d. 1986)
  • Nov 7 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician, born in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire (d. 1963)
  • Nov 8 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (The Marriage Circle, The Racket), born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (d. 1937)
  • Nov 9 Owen Barfield, British philosopher of language, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Nov 9 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Nov 11 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, German Jesuit priest and Buddhism Zen teacher, born in Nieheim, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1990)
  • Nov 11 René Clair, French film director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • Nov 12 Abraham van Oosten, Dutch poet and author (His Master's Voice)
  • Nov 12 Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast (d. 1999)

Earl Sande

Nov 13 Earl Sande, American jockey (Hall of Famer), born in Groton, South Dakota (d. 1968)

  • Nov 14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • Nov 15 Willy Alfredo [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)
  • Nov 18 Joris Ivens, Dutch director (A Tale of the Wind, Rain), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Nov 18 Erich Sehlbach, German composer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1985)
  • Nov 19 Arthur R. von Hippel, German physicist (pioneer in the study of dielectrics, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials, and semiconductors and was a codeveloper of radar during World War II), born in Rostock, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Nov 21 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter (This is Not a Pipe), born in Lessines, Belgium (d. 1967)

Wiley Post

Nov 22 Wiley Post, American aviator (1st solo flight around the world), born in Corinth, Van Zandt County, Texas (d. 1935)

  • Nov 24 Paul Faucher, French author and pioneering children's publisher (Père Castor), born in Pougues-les-Eaux, France (d. 1967)

Karl Ziegler

Nov 26 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), born in Helsa, German Empire (d. 1973)

  • Nov 27 Nelly Wagenaar, Dutch pianist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Nov 27 Fredric Warburg, British publisher (Animal Farm) and author, born in Paddington, London (d. 1981)

C. S. Lewis

Nov 29 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], British author (The Chronicles of Narnia), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

  • Nov 29 Rod La Rocque, American actor (The Ten Commandments), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Nov 30 Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 George Goyder, English surveyor-general of South Australia, dies at 72
  • Nov 4 (Charles) Jerome Hopkins, American composer, pianist, critic, and musical education advocate, dies of a brain hemorrhage at 62
  • Nov 20 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Bartel Wilton, Dutch ship builder, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73