On This Day

What Happened in November 1909

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • Nov 7 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • Nov 11 Construction of US navy base begins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Nov 11 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Nov 13 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 13 Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields
  • Nov 16 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • Nov 18 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
  • Nov 19 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
  • Nov 20 Jack Williams of Ottawa Rough Riders kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 23 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state record)
  • Nov 23 Wright Brothers form million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes
  • Nov 26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • Nov 30 9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 British House of Lords rejects David Lloyd George's 'People's Budget', which tried to shift tax burden to the wealthy. Leads to the Parliament Act; intent to stop unelected house overruling will of the elected house.

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Bruno Bjelinski [Weiss], Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), born in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Nov 4 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Nov 6 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, born in Kudus, Java (d. 1969)
  • Nov 8 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 9 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • Nov 10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Nov 11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Nov 13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Nov 13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)

Person of interestJoseph McCarthy

Nov 14 Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (d. 1957)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Nov 15 Don Large, Canadian choral director (Wayne King)
  • Nov 17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohnny Mercer

Nov 18 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1976)

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 19 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 20 Alan Bible, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), born in Lovelock, Nevada (d. 1988)
  • Nov 22 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • Nov 22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • Nov 22 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, born in Seshego, Pietersburg District (d. 1985)
  • Nov 23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • Nov 24 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • Nov 24 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • Nov 25 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • Nov 25 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)
  • Nov 26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 26 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), born in Slatina, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, born in Whitley Bay, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • Nov 27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • Nov 28 Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), born in Draževac, Serbia (d. 1983)
  • Nov 29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • Nov 30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Wilhelm Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
  • Nov 8 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Eduard de Hartog, Dutch composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 10 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 10 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • Nov 13 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • Nov 16 Francis Thome, French composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • Nov 30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]