On This Day

What Happened in November 1898

Historical Events

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

Historic InventionFirst 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

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Johhny Campbell coordinates a team to lead the crowd on a football game cheering for University of Minnesota team
Johhny Campbell coordinates a team to lead the crowd on a football game cheering for University of Minnesota team
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Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 David Beatty is promoted to commander

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 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 J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)
  • Nov 12 Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast (d. 1999)
  • 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)

Person of interestWiley Post

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

Aviator Wiley Post
Aviator
Wiley Post

Person of interestKarl Ziegler

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

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 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)

Person of interestC. S. Lewis

Nov 29 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], British sci-fi author (Silver Chair), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 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, dies 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