Historical Events in November 1914

  • Nov 1 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile

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Nov 1 Paul von Hindenburg named marshal of the Eastern front

  • Nov 1 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
  • Nov 2 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • Nov 2 Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk
  • Nov 2 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 2 V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 1st modern elastic brassiere is patented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob
  • Nov 4 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • Nov 5 Britain declares war on Turkey and annexes Cyprus, occupied since 1878; the immediate reason is to keep it from being taken by Turkey
  • Nov 6 The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
  • Nov 7 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • Nov 7 The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • Nov 7 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • Nov 9 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific
  • Nov 12 Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war
  • Nov 14 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game

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Nov 15 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia

  • Nov 16 Federal Reserve System formally opens

Historic Event

Nov 16 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace

  • Nov 17 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
  • Nov 20 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
  • Nov 21 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 21 British army conquers Bazra
  • Nov 22 Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
  • Nov 22 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • Nov 23 The US Army withdraws from Mexico
  • Nov 24 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
  • Nov 24 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • Nov 26 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • Nov 27 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Lincolnshire)
  • Nov 28 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: All-Australian final; Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
  • Nov 28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.