On This Day

Historical Events in November 1904

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

  • Nov 4 First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)

Music Premiere

Nov 7 George M. Cohan's 1st full-length musical "Little Johnny Jones", featuring the songs "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Give My Regards To Broadway", opens at the Liberty Theatre, NYC; runs for 52 performances be before going on tour

Election of Interest

Nov 8 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

  • Nov 8 Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • Nov 9 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
  • Nov 12 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham

Historic Invention

Nov 15 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade

  • Nov 18 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup
  • Nov 28 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa