What Happened in November 1912

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage
  • Nov 5 Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water

Election of Interest

Nov 5 Democrat candidate Woodrow Wilson is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent William Howard Taft and Progressive candidate Theodore Roosevelt

Music Concert

Nov 7 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio

  • Nov 9 Ferenc Molnàr's play "Farkas" premieres in Budapest
  • Nov 9 Ottoman garrison surrenders Thessaloniki / Salonika to the Greek army (OS Oct 27)

Historic Event

Nov 12 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica

  • Nov 12 Spanish Prime Minister José Canalejas y Méndez is assassinated by an anarchist book shopping in Madrid
  • Nov 18 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 23 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
  • Nov 24 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia
  • Nov 25 American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • Nov 25 Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • Nov 27 Albanian National Flag adopted
  • Nov 27 Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • Nov 28 Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey in Vlorë
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Alerts win their only title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • Nov 30 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: James Cecil Parke beats Rodney Heaths 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to give British Isles 3-2 victory over defending champions Australasia

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Bill Bonthron, American athlete (world 1,500m record 3:48.8 1934), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1983)
  • Nov 2 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, born in Porvoo, Finland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 2 Lewis Charles [Cholost], American stage and screen actor (Topaz; The Rose Tattoo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)

Alfredo StroessnerAlfredo Stroessner (1912-2006)

Nov 3 Paraguayan army officer, Dictator and 42nd President of Paraguay (1954-89), born in Encarnación, Paraguay

  • Nov 4 (Henry) Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1983)
  • Nov 4 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • Nov 8 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, born in Sainte-Bazeille, France (d. 2010)
  • Nov 8 Joseph Fattorini, English businessman, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 8 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • Nov 10 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • Nov 11 Cissie Charlton, English football matriarch (mother of Bobby Charlton), born in Ashington, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), born in Laredo, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 12 Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans, American NFL fullback (NY Giants), born in Superior, Wisconsin (d. 1979)
  • Nov 14 Barbara Hutton 'poor little rich girl', American heiress (Woolworth fortune), born in New York City (d. 1979)
  • Nov 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch author (Gekke Witte), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Nov 16 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Nov 18 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), born in Mandan, North Dakota (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Jaap Meijer, Dutch historian and rabbi in Paramaribo, born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Nov 19 George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), born in Iași, Romania (d. 2008)
  • Nov 20 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), born in Wartholz Castle, Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Nov 21 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist and trade unionist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 21 Eleanor Powell, American stage and screen actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Broadway Melody films), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Nov 22 Chick Henderson [Henderson Rowntree], British dance band vocalist (Joe Loss Orchestra - "Begin the Beguine"), born in Hartlepool, England (d. 1944)
  • Nov 22 Doris Duke, American heiress (American Tobacco Company), philanthropist (Independent Aid; Doris Duke Foundation), and socialite, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • Nov 23 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Nov 24 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • Nov 24 Garson Kanin, American playwright, director, and producer (Double Life; Born Yesterday), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • Nov 24 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • Nov 24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Please Sir!), born in Bristol, England (d. 1992)
  • Nov 24 Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1986) [1]
  • Nov 26 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), born in Velva, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • Nov 26 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), born in Elverum, Norway (d. 1991)
  • Nov 27 Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 2018)
  • Nov 28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), born in Marienburg, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1992)
  • Nov 28 Morris Louis, American painter (post painterly abstraction), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1962)
  • Nov 29 Viola Smith, American drummer and bandleader (one of the first professional female drummers), born in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 30 Constant Stotijn, Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra) (d. 1975)
  • Nov 30 Gordon Parks, American film pioneering black director, photographer and author (Learning Tree), born in Fort Scott, Kansas (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (Taras Bulba), conductor and ethno-musicologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 10 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)), dies at 49
  • Nov 11 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • Nov 11 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Jose Canalejas bon Mendez, Spanish politician, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58
  • Nov 28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon, dies at 41