Historical Events in November 1899

  • Nov 2 Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 3 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC

  • Nov 11 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
  • Nov 12 British troops reach Durban, Natal

Historic Event

Nov 15 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

  • Nov 18 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • Nov 22 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
  • Nov 23 Battle at Belmont: General Methuen's British brigades engage Boer force during Second Boer War
  • Nov 25 Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
  • Nov 28 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronj√© beats British gen Methuen)