November 1919 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 British Admiral David Beatty becomes First Sea Lord

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Nov 7 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • Nov 10 1st observance of National Book Week
  • Nov 10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • Nov 11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • Nov 12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • Nov 14 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • Nov 15 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • Nov 16 Admiral Horthy conquers Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic
  • Nov 19 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
  • Nov 20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)
  • Nov 22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • Nov 22 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week
  • Nov 27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • Nov 28 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (Reino da Estupidez), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1978)
  • Nov 3 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
  • Nov 5 Myron Floren, Webster SD, accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Nov 5 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Nov 8 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), born in Musumba (d. 1969)

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

Nov 10 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, born in Kurya, Kuryinsky District, Altai Krai, Russia (d. 2013)

  • Nov 11 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 20 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
  • Nov 22 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • Nov 23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • Nov 24 John Silverlight, journalist
  • Nov 25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 30 Anne S Wadman, Frisian literary (Fioele & faem, Smearlappen)
  • Nov 30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

Deaths in History

  • Nov 7 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • Nov 9 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
  • Nov 15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • Nov 18 Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • Nov 18 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), dies at 60
  • Nov 22 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)