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November 1893 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 4 British South Africa Company troops under Dr Jamesons occupy Bulawayo, Matabeleland
  • Nov 7 US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
  • Nov 12 The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 14 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
  • Nov 19 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)

The Story of the First Country to Grant Women the VoteThe Story of the First Country to Grant Women the Vote

Nov 28 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election

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Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
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  • Nov 29 Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, born in Cortanze, Italy (d. 1966)
  • Nov 5 Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Nov 8 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, last absolute king of Siam (1925–35), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • Nov 13 Edward A Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • Nov 14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1972)
  • Nov 22 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, born in Kabany, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • Nov 22 Harley Earl, American automobile designer (1st head of design at General Motors), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1969)
  • Nov 24 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Cornelis Eliza van Koetsveld, Dutch writer and preacher, dies at 86
  • Nov 4 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
  • Nov 7 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • Nov 8 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), dies at 70
  • Nov 12 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, premier of Austria (1852-59), dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • Nov 17 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • Nov 22 James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • Nov 30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68