On This Day

November 1915 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • Nov 2 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Nov 6 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
  • Nov 6 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • Nov 8 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning, killing over 200 people
  • Nov 12 Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
  • Nov 12 Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Nov 23 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
  • Nov 24 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • Nov 29 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
  • Nov 30 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 5 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 7 Philip Morrison, American physicist, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Nov 9 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 William Proxmire, American politician (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88), born in Lake Forest, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Nov 12 Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
  • Nov 13 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • Nov 20 Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director (Matatabi, Money Talks), born in Ise, Mie, Japan (d. 2008)
  • Nov 23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician

Person of interestAugusto Pinochet

Nov 25 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2006)

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Nov 28 Evald Okas, Estonian painter, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2011)
  • Nov 29 Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)
  • Nov 30 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Nov 30 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)

Deaths in History


Person of interestBooker T. Washington

Nov 14 Booker T. Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Nov 19 Solomon Schechter, Moldavian-American Talmudic scholar and rabbi, dies at about 64
  • Nov 28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author and critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)