Historical Events in November 1901

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

Theater Premiere

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

  • Nov 5 Debut concert of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Emil Młynarski; program features Zygmunt Stojowski's Symphony in D minor (Op. 21)
  • 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.

Music History

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

  • Nov 13 Caister Lifeboat Disaster claims lives of nine lifeboat men off the coast of Norfolk, England
  • Nov 15 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 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 Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

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

Theater Premiere

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

  • 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 27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 28 Gustav Mahler conducts premiere of his 4th Symphony in G, at Kaim-Saal concert hall in Maxvorstadt, Munich, Germany to mixed reviews
  • Nov 29 East 182nd Street in the Bronx is paved & opened