November 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture
  • Nov 3 Race riots kill 4 blacks in Danville Virginia
  • Nov 3 US Supreme Court decides federal courts have no jurisdiction over Native American tribal Council (Ex parte Crow Dog)
  • Nov 5 Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • Nov 8 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • Nov 10 Toronto Argonauts defeat Ottawa FC 9-7, for 1st ORFU Championship

Historic Publication

Nov 14 "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.

  • Nov 18 US and Canadian railroads set and synchronize four standard time zones - Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific, replacing over 100 previous time zones

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1947)
  • Nov 7 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • Nov 14 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek politician and general (Prime Minister of Greece 1945, 50, 51-52), born in Karditsa, Greece (d. 1953)
  • Nov 18 Carl Vinson, American politician (38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives, 1961-65), born in Baldwin County, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • Nov 23 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological and writer (Along the water front) (d. 1921)
  • Nov 23 Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexican mural painter (Epic of Culture in New World), born in Zapotl├ín el Grande, Mexico (d. 1949)
  • Nov 25 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian author and mystic, born in Frenchtown, New Jersey (d. 1939)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Siemens, German-British physicist and inventor (open-hearth furnace), dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), dies at 60

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth (1797-1883)

Nov 26 African-American abolitionist and feminist, dies at 86