On This Day

Historical Events in November 1900

  • Nov 3 First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Nov 5 Under US military control since the end of the Spanish–American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention
  • Nov 6 Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers
  • Nov 7 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

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Nov 7 In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

  • Nov 8 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published

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Nov 8 David Beatty takes part in the successful relief of the naval brigade and is promoted to captain

  • Nov 9 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • Nov 12 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris closes after 50 million visitors - Art Nouveau style dominates
  • Nov 13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • Nov 15 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen
  • Nov 17 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery

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Nov 22 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France

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Nov 29 General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts

  • Nov 30 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • Nov 30 The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route