On This Day

Historical Events in November 1890

  • Nov 4 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • Nov 4 Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London
  • Nov 4 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg
  • Nov 11 D McCree patents portable fire escape

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 12 Mabel Loomis Todd publishes the first edition of "Poems by Emily Dickinson"

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Nov 20 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Slavery in the Missions"

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256th Pope
Leo XIII
  • Nov 23 King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
  • Nov 23 General elections in Italy.
  • Nov 27 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
  • Nov 29 1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point