November 1881 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
  • Nov 5 1,600 police and volunteers attack Māori settlement at Parihaka in western Taranaki which had become the symbol of protest against the confiscation of Māori land, New Zealand
  • Nov 5 French government-Ferry resigns


Nov 14 Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield

  • Nov 14 Leon Gambetta forms French government
  • Nov 15 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
  • Nov 19 A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Milton Rosmer, British director (Murder in the Red Barn), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 5 George A. Malcolm, American jurist (17th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and educator, born in Concord, Michigan (d. 1961)
  • Nov 8 Frank Speck, American anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1950)
  • Nov 8 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • Nov 12 Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
  • Nov 12 Olev Siinmaa, Estonian 'Functionalist' architect (Pärnu Beach Hotel), born in Pärnu< Governate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • Nov 15 Franklin P. Adams, American columnist (Information Please), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)

Enver PashaEnver Pasha (1881-1922)

Nov 22 Turkish general, Ottoman Minister of War during World War I and part of the dictatorial triumvirate known as the "Three Pashas", born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire

John XXIIIJohn XXIII (1881-1963)

Nov 25 Italian priest and 261st Pope (1958-63), born in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

  • Nov 28 Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist (Beware of Pity), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Jacques Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song), dies at 22
  • Nov 7 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • Nov 9 Edwin Drake, American businessman who drilled 1st productive US oil well, dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)