On This Day

November 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 4 First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 8 Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • Nov 9 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes

InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 15 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • Nov 18 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup
  • Nov 28 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • Nov 4 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1967)
  • Nov 8 Cedric Belfrage, English writer and journalist (co-founder of National Guardian), born in Marylebone, London (d. 1990)
  • Nov 9 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • Nov 11 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (one of the founders of homotopy theory), born in Madras, India (d. 1960)
  • Nov 14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist and art historian, born in Bolsward (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1st President of Nigeria (1963-66), born in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria Protectorate (d. 1996)
  • Nov 17 Isamu Noguchi, Japanese American sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal, Noguchi table), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • Nov 17 Salomėja Nėris [Salomėja Bačinskaitė - Bučienė], Lithuanian poet, born in Kiršai, Poland (d. 1945)
  • Nov 18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, born in Quebec (d. 1990)
  • Nov 19 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (d. 1962)
  • Nov 19 Nathan Leopold, American murderer of Bobby Franks with Richard Loeb, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Nov 22 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1976)
  • Nov 25 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • Nov 28 James Eastland, American politician (Sen-D-Miss 1943-68), born in Doddsville, Mississippi (d. 1986)
  • Nov 28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • Nov 29 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Nov 30 Clyfford Still, American abstract painter

Deaths in History

  • Nov 18 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, dies at 58
  • Nov 22 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies