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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President William H. Taft (R)

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Music concertMusic 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 "Farkas" premieres in Budapest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • 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 4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • Nov 30 11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, born in Porvoo, Finland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 3 Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay (1954-89)
  • Nov 4 H "Giff" Vivian, cricketer (father of Graham 1st Test for NZ at 18)
  • Nov 4 Pauline Trigere, fashion designer (Bell Bottoms)
  • Nov 4 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer
  • Nov 8 Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
  • Nov 8 Joseph Fattorini, businessman
  • 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 Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch
  • Nov 11 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (d. 1999)
  • Nov 12 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • Nov 14 Barbara Hutton, American heiress (Woolworth)
  • Nov 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • Nov 16 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners)
  • Nov 18 Arthur Peterson, Mandan ND, actor (Major-Soap, Crisis)
  • Nov 18 Jaap Meijer, [Saul van Messel], Dutch historian/rabbi in Paramaribo
  • Nov 19 George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)
  • Nov 20 Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house
  • Nov 21 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist
  • Nov 21 Eleanor Powell, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 Doris Duke, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 22 Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist
  • Nov 23 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist
  • 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!)
  • Nov 24 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 24 Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 24 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
  • Nov 26 Eric Sevareid, Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • Nov 26 Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
  • Nov 26 Gunnar Johannes Sonstevold, composer
  • Nov 27 David Merrick, [Margulois], Broadway producer (Hello Dolly), born in Hong Kong
  • Nov 27 Howard de Walden, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Nov 28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)
  • Nov 28 Morris Louis, US painter (post abstract)
  • Nov 29 Viola Smith, American drummer (one of the first professional female drummers)
  • Nov 30 Constant Stotijn, Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra)
  • Nov 30 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 10 Louis Cyr, Canadian strongman (b. 1863)
  • Nov 11 Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 11 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • Nov 12 Jose Canalejas bon Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58
  • Nov 28 Heinz Galinski, chairman (Central Council for Jews in Germany), dies
  • Nov 28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)