On This Day

November 1913 in History

Events in History


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Nov 1 Less than a week after the US non-intervention promise, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Nov 3 1st modern elastic brassiere is patented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob
  • Nov 5 Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria

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Nov 6 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Nov 9 Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
  • Nov 17 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 17 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • Nov 18 Lincoln Deachey becomes the first American pilot to perform an aircraft loop-the-loop in his Curtiss aeroplane near San Diego
  • Nov 23 Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
  • Nov 25 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
  • Nov 26 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
  • Nov 26 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Ivor Roberts-Jones, British sculptor (known for sculpted heads of Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas), born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestAlbert Camus

Nov 7 Albert Camus, French author (The Just-Nobel 1957), born in Dréan, Algeria (d. 1960)

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Nov 9 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Nov 10 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • Nov 13 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician, 7th President of the Khmer Republic (1972-75), born in Kampong Leav, Prey Veng, Cambodia (d. 1985)
  • Nov 15 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 22 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
  • Nov 25 Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)
  • Nov 27 Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2000)

Weddings in History

  • Nov 25 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House

Deaths in History


Person of interestAlfred Russel Wallace

Nov 7 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, dies at 90

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Nov 25 Robert Stawell Ball, Irish mathematician and astronomer (Ball Screw), dies at 73