On This Day

What Happened in November 1900

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Nov 5 Under US military control since the end of the Spanish–American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention
  • Nov 6 Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers
  • Nov 7 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

Historic Event

Nov 7 In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

  • Nov 8 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published

Historic Event

Nov 8 David Beatty takes part in the successful relief of the naval brigade and is promoted to captain

  • Nov 9 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • Nov 12 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris closes after 50 million visitors - Art Nouveau style dominates
  • Nov 13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • Nov 15 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen
  • Nov 17 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery

Historic Event

Nov 22 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France

Historic Event

Nov 29 General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts

  • Nov 30 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • Nov 30 The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), born in Durham, England (d. 1966)
  • Nov 3 Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Adidas), born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Nov 4 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), born in Malnate, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Nov 4 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1967)
  • Nov 4 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist, born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1954)
  • Nov 5 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Nov 5 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Nov 7 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symphony, 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Nov 8 Georges Lonque, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1967)

Margaret Mitchell

Nov 8 Margaret Mitchell, American author (Gone With The Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • Nov 8 Mihailo Vukdragović, Serbian composer (d. 1967)
  • Nov 8 Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and pioneer of submicroscopic morphology and the discipline of molecular biology, born in Küsnacht, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • Nov 11 Hugh Scott, American lawyer and politician (Senate Minority Leader 1969-77), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 11 John Longden, British actor (Man From Interpol), born in the West Indies (d. 1971)
  • Nov 13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Nov 14 Clara Fasano, sculptor

Aaron Copland

Nov 14 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid; Appalachian Spring), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

  • Nov 18 Constantin Alajalov, Armenian-American illustrator (The New Yorker; Saturday Evening Post; Dithers & Jitters), and painter, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1987)
  • Nov 18 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1982)
  • Nov 19 Anna Seghers [Netty Reiling], German author (The 7th Cross), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1983)
  • Nov 19 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Nov 19 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian hydrodynamicist and mathematician, born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • Nov 19 Bunny Ahearne, Britsih ice hockey promoter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • Nov 20 Chester Gould, American cartoonist (Dick Tracy), born in Pawnee, Oklahoma (d. 1985)
  • Nov 21 Alice Calhoun, American silent film actress (Flowing Gold; Between Friends; Pampered Youth), and movie theater owner, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • Nov 22 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • Nov 22 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and writer (The White Lanes of Summer), born in Capel Bangor, Dyfed, Wales (d. 1980)
  • Nov 22 Bennie Borgmann, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward and coach (Kingston Colonials, Original Celtics; coach Syracuse Nationals), born in Haledon, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • Nov 24 Cornelius Kee, composer
  • Nov 24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher
  • Nov 25 Arthur Schwartz, American composer (I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans; That's Entertainment), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • Nov 25 Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (Nixon's 1st opponent for the United States Senate in 1950), born in Boonton, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Nov 25 Rudolf Höss, German commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, born in Baden-Baden, German Empire (d. 1947)
  • Nov 27 Léon Barzin, Belgian-American conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • Nov 27 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1994)
  • Nov 29 Håkan Malmrot, Swedish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m & 400m breaststroke 1920), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • Nov 30 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literature/art historian

Famous Weddings

Hiram Bingham

Nov 20 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville
  • Nov 21 J. J. Ferris, Australian cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies at 33
  • Nov 22 Arthur Sullivan, English operatta composer (Mikado; Pirates of Penzance), dies at 58

Oscar Wilde

Nov 30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46