On This Day

Events in History in November 1889

  • Nov 2 North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States
  • Nov 3 Chaplain Ariëns founds first Roman Catholic Workers group

CrownRoyal Coronation

Nov 3 Menelik II is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia at the Church of Mary on Mount Entoto

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II
  • Nov 5 Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).
  • Nov 8 Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
  • Nov 11 Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • Nov 15 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
  • Nov 17 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & San Francisco
  • Nov 18 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
  • Nov 23 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
  • Nov 27 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)
  • Nov 27 Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre" premieres in Berlin