On This Day

November 1882 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 5 Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast" premieres
  • Nov 15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • Nov 16 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • Nov 6 Martin O'Meara, Irish-born Australian soldier, born in Terryglass, Republic of Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Nov 10 Max Mell, Austria artillery officer and literary (Donauweibchen), born in Maribor, Slovenia (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • Nov 15 Felix Frankfurter, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 18 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1957)
  • Nov 22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • Nov 23 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic

Deaths in History

  • Nov 20 Henry Draper, American amateur astronomer (photos of the Moon, Orion Nebula), dies of pleurisy at 45
  • Nov 21 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), dies at 35
  • Nov 26 Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian conservative statesman and Minister-President of the Kingdom of Prussia (1850-88), dies at 77