On This Day

November 1912 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 5 Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage
  • Nov 5 Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water

Election of Interest

Nov 5 Democrat candidate Woodrow Wilson is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent William Howard Taft and Progressive candidate Theodore Roosevelt

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Nov 9 Ferenc Molnàr's "Farkas" premieres in Budapest
  • Nov 9 Ottoman garrison surrenders Thessaloniki / Salonika to the Greek army (OS Oct 27)

Historic Event

Nov 12 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Falcon Scott
  • Nov 18 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 23 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
  • Nov 24 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia
  • Nov 25 American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • Nov 25 Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • Nov 27 Albanian National Flag adopted
  • Nov 27 Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • Nov 28 Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey in Vlorë

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Alfredo Stroessner, 42nd President of Paraguay (1954-89), born in Encarnación, Paraguay (d. 2006)
  • Nov 8 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 Cissie Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch
  • Nov 11 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), born in Laredo, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Barbara Hutton, American heiress (Woolworth)
  • Nov 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch author (Gekke Witte), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Nov 18 Jaap Meijer, Dutch historian and rabbi in Paramaribo, born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Nov 19 George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), born in Iași, Romania (d. 2008)
  • Nov 20 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), born in Wartholz Castle, Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Nov 21 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist and trade unionist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 22 Doris Duke, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist
  • Nov 24 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
  • Nov 24 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), born in Marienburg, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1992)
  • Nov 28 Morris Louis, American painter (post painterly abstraction), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1962)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 10 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)), dies at 49
  • Nov 11 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • Nov 12 Jose Canalejas bon Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58
  • Nov 28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon, dies at 41