On This Day

Historical Events in November 1901

  • Nov 1 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.

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Nov 4 Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC

Playwright Clyde Fitch
Playwright
Clyde Fitch
  • Nov 7 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • Nov 8 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

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Nov 11 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • Nov 13 Caister Lifeboat Disaster claims lives of nine lifeboat men off the coast of Norfolk, England

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 15 James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Nov 15 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 16 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
  • Nov 18 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 20 Opera "Grisélidis" by Jules Massenet, Armand Silvestre and Eugène Morand premieres in Paris

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet

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Nov 21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • Nov 26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 27 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • Nov 28 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
  • Nov 29 East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened