On This Day

What Happened in November 1907

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published

Historic Event

Nov 2 US banker J. P. Morgan locks over 40 bankers in his library to force them to find ways to avert New York banking crisis

  • Nov 7 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • Nov 7 Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins

Foundation of Delta Sigma Pi

Nov 7 Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.

  • Nov 8 In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'
  • Nov 9 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds

World's Largest Diamond Discovered

Nov 9 The Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever discovered, is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday

  • Nov 13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • Nov 13 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification

Meeting of Interest

Nov 14 The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

  • Nov 16 Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
  • Nov 16 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham

Music Concert

Nov 25 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York

  • Nov 28 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
  • Nov 30 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • Nov 1 Terence Cuneo, English artist (official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 1 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs; Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Visalia, California (d. 1987)
  • Nov 3 Jim Hepburn, British tap-dancer and socialist, born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 3 Joe Turner, American jazz pianist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1990)
  • Nov 7 Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Nov 7 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 1984)
  • Nov 8 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Nov 9 Burrill Phillips, American composer (Play Ball), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • Nov 9 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)

Jane Froman

Nov 10 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)

  • Nov 10 John Moore, English author (Portrait of Elmbury, Brensham Village and The Blue Field), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)

Joseph Gilbert Hamilton

Nov 11 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • Nov 13 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • Nov 13 Lewis Boddington, British aerospace engineer (RAE)
  • Nov 13 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pippi Longstocking), born in Vimmerby, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Nov 14 Howard William Hunter, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1995)
  • Nov 14 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
  • Nov 14 William Steig, American cartoonist (The New Yorker, 1930-2003) and children's author (Shrek!; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Doctor De Soto), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003) [1]
  • Nov 15 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel

Burgess Meredith

Nov 16 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • Nov 17 Israel Regardie, English occultist, Aleister Crowley's secretary, born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Nov 18 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), born in Trysil, Norway (d. 1995)
  • Nov 18 Compay Segundo [Máximo Muñoz-Telles], Cuban trova guitarist, singer, and composer (Buena Vista Social Club), born in Siboney, Cuba (d. 2003)
  • Nov 19 Luc Tourneir [Christian J. H. Engles] Netherland-Curaçaon poet, artist, and doctor, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Nov 19 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • Nov 20 Fran Allison, American actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in La Porte City, Iowa (d. 1989)
  • Nov 20 Henri-Georges Clouzot, French director (Le salaire de la peur), born in Niort, France (d. 1977)
  • Nov 21 Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), born in Piestany, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Nov 21 Jim Bishop, American journalist and author (The Day Lincoln was Shot), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Nov 21 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor (d. 1993)
  • Nov 22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 22 Dick Bartell, American baseball shortstop, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Nov 22 Dora Maar, French painter and photographer, lover of Picasso, born in Tours France (d. 1997)
  • Nov 23 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 25 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • Nov 26 Ruth Patrick, American botanist and limnologist, born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Nov 26 "Kansas City" Frank [Melrose], American jazz and blues pianist, born in Sumner, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Nov 26 Henry "Hot Lips" Levine, British-American dixieland jazz trumpeter and bandleader, born in London England (d. 1989)
  • Nov 27 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 28 Alberto Moravia [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Nov 30 Gyorgy Ranki, composer
  • Nov 30 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Intellect), born in Créteil, France (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Alfred Jarry, French writer (ubu Roi), dies at 33
  • Nov 11 Henry Gadsby, English musician and composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, dies at 59
  • Nov 21 Gaetano Braga, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies
  • Nov 22 Asaph Hall, American astronomer who discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos), dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Ricardo Castro Herrera, Mexican concert pianist and composer, dies of pneumonia at 43
  • Nov 28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)