November 1886 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
  • Nov 3 Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
  • Nov 4 Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia" premieres
  • Nov 22 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 30 First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY
  • Nov 30 The Folies Bergère stages its first revue

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • Nov 2 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, born in Ramrail, Tipperah, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1971)
  • Nov 9 S. O. Davies, Welsh Labour Party politician and trade union official, born in Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1972)
  • Nov 12 Rad Kortenhorst, Dutch politician (KVP)
  • Nov 12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • Nov 15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • Nov 17 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), born in Athens, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • Nov 20 Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)
  • Nov 21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
  • Nov 24 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • Nov 24 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • Nov 27 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japans/French painter

Deaths in History

  • Nov 11 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53

Person of interestChester A. Arthur

Nov 18 Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (1881-85), dies at 56

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Nov 22 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)