November 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League

Theater Premiere

Nov 2 Eugene O'Neill's play "Anna Christie" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 4 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated by a right wing fanatic in Tokyo

Historic Event

Nov 4 The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally established by Adolf Hitler

  • Nov 5 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • Nov 7 Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne

Historic Event

Nov 9 Partito Nazionalista Fascista formed in Italy by Mussolini

Historic Event

Nov 11 US President Warren G. Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

  • Nov 12 Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments
  • Nov 13 US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • Nov 14 The Communist Party of Spain is founded
  • Nov 15 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 21 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • Nov 23 US President Warren G. Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • Nov 28 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i festival-Qawl 6, 78)
  • Nov 29 Coldest day in November in Netherlands -14.0°C

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 William Donald Schaefer, American politician (Gov-D-Md), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Nov 5 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, born in Ras el-Tin Palace, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt (d. 2013)
  • Nov 6 James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Nov 8 Jerome Hines [Heinz], American basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 9 Silvio O. Conte, American politician (Rep-R-MA, 1959-91), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • Nov 11 Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), born in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho (d. 1996)
  • Nov 17 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • Nov 19 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister and founder of Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Jim Garrison, American district attorney, politician and judge, born in Denison, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • Nov 23 Hein Roethof, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • Nov 24 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
  • Nov 25 Stanley Ho, Chinese casino tycoon who transformed Macao, born in Hong Kong (d. 2020)
  • Nov 26 Françoise Gilot, French painter, designer, and author (Life with Picasso), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Nov 26 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer (billion-litre idea), born in Calicut, India (d. 2012)

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Nov 27 Slovak politician who headed the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and was deposed after the Soviet invasion, born in Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)

  • Nov 27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer and critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1981)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Takasji Hara, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (1918-21), assassinated by right wing fanatic at 65
  • Nov 8 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • Nov 12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (while serving as regent signed law abolishing slavery), dies in exile at 75
  • Nov 17 Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
  • Nov 27 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician (b. 1854)
  • Nov 28 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)