On This Day

What Happened in November 1905

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 3 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners

  • Nov 4 Dock strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
  • Nov 9 Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
  • Nov 10 Sailors join the rebellion at Kronstadt naval base in Russia
  • Nov 11 High Commissioner Prince George declares amnesty for all leaders of the insurrection that has been disturbing Crete during the recent months - but which never gained mass support
  • Nov 12 (November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
  • Nov 14 David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 16 Dutch Russian Count Witte becomes Prime Minister of Russia
  • Nov 17 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea

Theater Premiere

Nov 18 George Bernard Shaw's play "Major Barbara" premieres in London

  • Nov 18 Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
  • Nov 18 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 19 The steamer "Hilda" sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
  • Nov 21 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
  • Nov 22 British, Italian, Russian, French and Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • Nov 23 Henry Watson Furness, an American physician from Indiana is named US minister to Haiti
  • Nov 24 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel

Photography

Nov 24 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opens the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York

  • Nov 25 Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $7.50 set in the "Scientific American" which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile
  • Nov 26 1st Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian abstract painter, born in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • Nov 2 Frederic Lipmann, French watchmaker, born in Besancon, France (d. 1996)
  • Nov 3 Lois Mailou Jones, American painter (Peasants on Parade), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Nov 3 William Donald Campbell, diarist/ornithologist
  • Nov 4 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Nov 5 George Bissett, South African cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28), born in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1965)
  • Nov 5 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • Nov 7 William Alwyn, English composer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1985)
  • Nov 9 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Nov 9 James William Fulbright, American politician (Sen-D-Mo), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 Israel Aaron Maisels, South African lawyer and communal leader, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Nov 12 Yevgeny Brusilovsky, Soviet composer (wrote 1st Kazakh opera), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1981)
  • Nov 12 Solon Michaelides, Cypriot composer, teacher and musicologist, born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 1979)
  • Nov 14 L H Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reformed of Netherlands)
  • Nov 14 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author
  • Nov 14 John Henry Barbee, American blues guitarist and singer, born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • Nov 15 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1980)
  • Nov 17 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), born in Arvfurstens palats, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • Nov 17 Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer (batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut), born in Ashfield, New South Wales (d. 1987)
  • Nov 17 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1967)
  • Nov 17 Wazyk [Adam Wagman], Polish poet and author (Eyes & Mouth)

Tommy Dorsey

Nov 19 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), born in Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)

  • Nov 21 David Moule-Evans, English composer and conductor, born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • Nov 21 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Nov 22 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
  • Nov 24 [Irene] Ireene Wicker, American singer and actress (Singing Lady), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Nov 26 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), born in Mostyn, Wales (d. 1987)
  • Nov 26 Bob Johnson, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1933-45 (Philadelphia Athletics, and two other teams), born in Pryor, Oklahoma (d. 1982)
  • Nov 27 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Mater Dolorosa), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Nov 27 Astrid Allwyn, American actress (Charlie Chan's Secret), born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • Nov 29 Mowbray Howard, 6th Earl of Effingham, English peer (d. 1996)
  • Nov 29 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and histologist (one of the first to interpret tissue structure in terms of cellular elements), dies at 88

George Williams

Nov 6 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84

  • Nov 8 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter, dies at 35
  • Nov 17 Adolphe [Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905), dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and son of Leopold I, dies at 68