On This Day

November 1907 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 US banker J. P. Morgan locks over 40 bankers in his library to force them to find ways to avert New York banking crisis

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • Nov 7 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • Nov 7 Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins

Meeting of InterestFoundation of Delta Sigma Pi

Nov 7 Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.

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Three of the four founders of Delta Sigma Pi at New York University
Three of the four founders of Delta Sigma Pi at New York University
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  • Nov 8 In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'

Historic DiscoveryWorld's Largest Diamond Discovered

Nov 9 The Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever discovered, is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday

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The Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa on January 26, 1905
The Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa on January 26, 1905
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  • Nov 13 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Nov 14 The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

  • Nov 16 Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
  • Nov 30 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Terence Cuneo, English artist (official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Nov 8 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Nov 9 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Nov 10 John Moore, English author (Portrait of Elmbury, Brensham Village and The Blue Field), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

Nov 11 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • Nov 13 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • Nov 13 Lewis Boddington, British aerospace engineer (RAE)
  • Nov 13 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • Nov 14 Howard William Hunter, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1995)
  • Nov 14 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
  • Nov 15 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
  • Nov 17 Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley's secretary (d. 1985)
  • Nov 18 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), born in Trysil, Norway (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Luc Tourneir [Christian J. H. Engles] Netherland-Curaçaon poet, artist, and doctor, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Nov 19 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • Nov 20 Henri-Georges Clouzot, French director (Le salaire de la peur), born in Niort, France (d. 1977)
  • Nov 21 Jim Bishop, American journalist and author (The Day Lincoln was Shot), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Nov 21 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor (d. 1993)
  • Nov 22 Dora Maar, French painter and photographer, lover of Picasso, born in Tours France (d. 1997)
  • Nov 23 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 26 Ruth Patrick, American botanist and limnologist, born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Nov 27 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 28 Alberto Moravia [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Nov 30 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Intellect), born in Créteil, France (d. 2012)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Alfred Jarry, French writer (ubu Roi), dies at 33
  • Nov 14 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • Nov 16 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, dies at 59
  • Nov 22 Asaph Hall, American astronomer who discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos), dies at 78
  • Nov 28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)