November 1888 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Nov 9 Jack Ripper's 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed
  • Nov 14 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game
  • Nov 20 Willard Bundy patents timecard clock

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 7 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), born in Tiruchirappalli, India (d. 1970)
  • Nov 9 Jean Monnet, French political economist and diplomat, born in Cognac, France (d. 1979)
  • Nov 10 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, born in Pustomazovo, Russia (d. 1972)
  • Nov 11 Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
  • Nov 16 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • Nov 16 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • Nov 19 Jose RaulCapablanca, Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)
  • Nov 22 Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel
  • Nov 24 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • Nov 24 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • Nov 26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • Nov 29 Joe Slater, Australian Rules footballer (d. 1917)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)
  • Nov 10 George Bingham, British 3rd Lord Lucan (Charge of the Light Brigade), dies at 88
  • Nov 20 Nathaniel Currier, American lithographer (Currier & Ives), dies at 75