On This Day

November 1889 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States
  • Nov 3 Chaplain Ariëns founds first Roman Catholic Workers group

CrownRoyal Coronation

Nov 3 Menelik II is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia at the Church of Mary on Mount Entoto

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II
  • Nov 5 Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).
  • Nov 8 Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
  • Nov 11 Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • Nov 15 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
  • Nov 17 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & San Francisco
  • Nov 18 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
  • Nov 23 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
  • Nov 27 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)
  • Nov 27 Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre" premieres in Berlin

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), born in London (d. 1982)
  • Nov 3 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter and wood carver, born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Nov 12 DeWitt Wallace, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

Nov 14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Nov 16 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • Nov 16 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Nov 18 Maria Realino [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Curacao) (d. 1977)

Person of interestEdwin Hubble

Nov 20 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift), born in Marshfield, Missouri (d. 1953)

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble

Person of interestAlexander Patch

Nov 23 Alexander Patch, American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona (d. 1945)

US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • Nov 24 Cissy van Marxfield [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • Nov 30 Edgar Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932-function of neurons), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1977)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 15 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68
  • Nov 20 August Ahlqvist, Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi), dies at 63