This Day in History for 4th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 175

922 - Richarius becomes bishop of Luik
1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
1501 - Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
1519 - Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast
1520 - Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden
1529 - English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested
1576 - Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).
1619 - Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia
1631 - Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
1645 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Holly
1646 - Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word
1675 - Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam
1737 - The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
1771 - Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
1783 - W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria.
1839 - The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
1841 - 1st wagon train arrives in California
1845 - 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US
1846 - Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
1852 - Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
1854 - Lighthouse built on Alcatraz Island
US President James BuchananUS President James Buchanan 1856 - James Buchanan elected 15th US president
1861 - University of Washington founded in Seattle
1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
1864 - Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
1864 - Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
1866 - Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
1867 - 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall
1873 - Dentist John Beers of SF patents gold crown
1874 - Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY
1875 - Passenger Steamship "Pacific" collides with sailing vessel "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 die
1875 - Tonga adopts constitution
1876 - John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C, premieres
1879 - Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
1879 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1886 - Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia," premieres
1889 - Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
1890 - Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
1890 - Prince of Wales opens 1st underground station (Stockwell, London)
1890 - St Aleksandr Borodons opera "Prins Igor," premieres in Petersburg
1893 - Dr Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland
1901 - Clyde Fitch' "Way of the World," premieres in NYC
1904 - 1st stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)
1905 - Dock strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
1908 - Brooklyn Academy of Music, opens in NYC
1909 - Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
1910 - Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained
1911 - France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo
1914 - Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete," NYC)
1918 - Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1921 - The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler
1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1924 - British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns
1924 - California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st US female gov (Wyoming)
1924 - US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected
1928 - Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
1929 - John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square," premieres in NYC
1931 - Jean Genet's "Judith," premieres in Paris
1933 - Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours
1933 - Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel
1933 - Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young
1934 - Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
1939 - 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1939 - 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill
1939 - US allows "cash & carry" arms sales during WW II
1940 - Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands
1942 - 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing
1943 - France arrests government of Lebanon
1944 - German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1944 - RAF bombs Dinteloord, 54 killed
1946 - "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
1946 - UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed
1948 - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1949 - "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
1950 - "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
1950 - "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
1950 - Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
1950 - US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
1951 - 9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US)
1951 - NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
1951 - Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
1952 - Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America
1952 - General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th pres beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
1953 - Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Phila A's
1953 - New balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
1954 - "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
1954 - Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1955 - The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.
1956 - 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
1956 - Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt
1956 - USSR sends tanks into Hungary & threatens to bomb Budapest
1957 - 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
262nd Pope John XXIII262nd Pope John XXIII 1958 - Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
1958 - Belgian government of Eyskens, resigns
1958 - Democrats win US congressional election
1959 - Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1960 - "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 214

1448 - King Alphonso II of Naples (d. 1495)
1575 - Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)
1587 - Samuel Scheidt, German organist/composer, baptised
1590 - Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter
1640 - Carlo Mannelli, composer
1650 - William III of Orange, king of England (1689-1702)
1656 - Leonard Sailer, composer
1661 - Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (d. 1742)
1674 - Anton Englert, composer
1708 - Robert Praelisauer, composer
1740 - Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn "Rock of Ages" (d. 1778)
1756 - Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner
1765 - Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)
1779 - John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)
1787 - Edmund Kean, England, actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career)
1790 - Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62)
1797 - Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author
1800 - Eduard Brendler, composer
1809 - Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1874)
1812 - Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/East poet (Lettere a Maria)
1816 - William Polk Hardeman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1816 - Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)
1818 - Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1820 - Robert Vinkler Richardson, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1823 - Karel Komzak, composer
1835 - Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1913
1836 - Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner (d. 1912)
1841 - Carl Tausig, composer
1842 - William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1874
1845 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)
1846 - Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer
1859 - Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer
1862 - Eden Phillpotts, England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
1867 - Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish PM (1944-47)
1868 - Carolina Otero, a.k.a La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan (d. 1965)
1872 - Herman Finck, composer
1873 - G E Moore, English philosopher (Ethics)
1874 - Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)
1876 - James Fraser, designed buffalo nickel
Humorist Will RogersHumorist Will Rogers (1879) 1879 - Will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist and actor (Judge Priest), (d. 1935)
1881 - Gena Branscombe, composer
1881 - Milton Rosmer, Southport England, director (Murder in the Red Barn)
1884 - Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)
1886 - Ian Wolfe, Canton Ill, actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors)
1887 - Knut Algot Hakanson, composer
1889 - Alton Augustus Adams, composer
1890 - Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
1891 - Miroslav Krejci, Czech composer
1896 - Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)
1897 - Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara)
1899 - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
1899 - Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje)
1899 - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
1900 - Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars)
1900 - Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)
1901 - Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)
1901 - Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)
1902 - Frank Jenks, Des Moines IA, actor (Zombies on Broadway)
1903 - Ion Vasilescu, composer
1904 - Don Alvarado, [Jose Page], Albuquerque NM, actor (Captain Thunder)
1904 - Walter Bauer, writer
1904 - Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)
1905 - Martin Raschke, German author/publisher/war correspondent
1906 - Arnold Atkinson Cooke, composer
1906 - Bob Considine, sports columnist (Bob Feller Story)
1906 - Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat
1906 - Siegfried Borris, composer
1908 - Anthony Warde, PA, actor (Black Widow)
1908 - Stanley Cortez, New York City, American cinematographer
1909 - Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)
1909 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
1909 - Evelyn Johnson, Corbin Kentucky, female pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), (d. 2012)
1911 - Jack Rose, screenwriter
1911 - Ssamu Shimizu, composer
1912 - H "Giff" Vivian, cricketer (father of Graham 1st Test for NZ at 18)
1912 - Pauline Trigere, fashion designer (Bell Bottoms)
1912 - Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer
1913 - Gig Young, St. Cloud Minnesota, American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They)
1915 - Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science
1915 - Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster
1915 - Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite (1916) 1916 - Walter Cronkite, St Joseph Mo, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)
1917 - Leonardo Cimino, Manhattan, New York, actor (V, Dune), (d. 2012)
1918 - Art Carney, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners)
1918 - Cameron Mitchell, Dallastown Pa, actor (Buck-High Chaparral)
1919 - Martin Balsam, NYC, actor (Murray-Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22)
1920 - Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)
1921 - Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer
1922 - Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer
1922 - Benno Besson, Swiss actor (d. 2006)
1923 - Alfred Heineken, beer brewer (Heineken)
1924 - Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
1927 - Vittorio Fellegara, composer
1928 - Hannah Weiner American experimental poet
1929 - Jimmy Piersall, baseball player (Red Sox, Senators, Indians)
1929 - Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (d. 1987)
1930 - Dick Groat, shortstop (NL MVP 1960)
Actress Doris RobertsActress Doris Roberts (1930) 1930 - Doris Roberts, St Louis Mo, actress (Angie, Maggie, Emmy 1983)
1930 - Kate Reid, London England, actress (Heaven Help US)
1931 - Darla Hood, Leedey Oklahoma, singer/actress (Little Rascals)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

1842 - U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US president Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois
1911 - Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
1978 - "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
2006 - Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
2006 - Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City
2006 - 1996 summer Olympics gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

1940 - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer
1993 - Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett
2009 - R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 101

1203 - Dirk VII, Count of Holland (1190-1203), dies
1411 - Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
1652 - Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)
1658 - Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
1669 - Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (b. 1603)
1674 - Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72
1698 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)
1702 - John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
1702 - Thomas Eisenhut, composer, dies at 58
1704 - Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
1708 - Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederik Henry, dies at 71
1768 - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57
1781 - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
1801 - William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
1830 - Frederic LG de Merode, Belgian revolutionary, dies in battle at 37
1837 - Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69
1847 - Jacob L Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, German pianist/composer, dies at 38
1853 - Alexander Stadtfeld, composer, dies at 27
1856 - Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
1869 - George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
1890 - Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74
1890 - Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer, dies at 46
1893 - Cornelis E van Koetsveld, Dutch vicar/literature, dies at 86
1893 - Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
1898 - Jerome Hopkins, composer, dies at 62
1904 - Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
1906 - John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
1908 - Tomés Estrada Palma, 1st president Cuba (1902-06), dies
1914 - Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
1918 - Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
1921 - Takasji Hara, premier of Japan, murdered
1924 - Gabriel Urbain Faure, French composer (Requiem), dies at 79
1924 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
1928 - Arnold Rothstein, [A R], US businessman/gambler, shot to death at 46
1931 - Charles Buddy Bolden, US jazz musician, dies
1932 - Belle Bennett, actress (Iron Mask), dies at 41
1935 - Miklos Radnai, composer, dies at 43
1937 - Rogelio del Villar, composer, dies at 61
1939 - Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer, dies at 69
1940 - Manuel Azaña y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60
1942 - Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz
1950 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
1953 - Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89
1954 - Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
1955 - Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)
1956 - Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer, dies at 46
1957 - Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer, dies at 78
1957 - Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
1965 - Krsto Odak, composer, dies at 77
1967 - June Thorburn, actress (Tom Thumb), dies in plane crash at 36
1968 - Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
1968 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
1969 - Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
1969 - Ferenc Szabo, composer, dies at 66
1973 - Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
1974 - Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
1975 - Sheila Ryan, actress(Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
1980 - Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
1982 - Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23
1982 - Jacques Tati[scheff], French mime/director, dies at 74
1984 - Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
1986 - Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
1987 - Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
1992 - Regina Carrol, actress (Jessi's Girl), dies of cancer at 49
1993 - Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
1993 - Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
1993 - Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, Dutch journalist (Beehive), dies at 62
1993 - Ely A Landau, producer (Long Day's Journey), dies of stroke at 73
1993 - Jose L Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
1994 - Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist, dies at 87
1994 - Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist, dies at 46
1994 - Jan Wegter, actor (Pastorale 1943), dies at 64
1994 - Sam Francis, US painter (Basel Mural), dies at about 71
1994 - Samuel Lewis Francis, painter, dies at 71
1995 - Gilles Deleuze, philosopher, dies at 70
1995 - Jerome Berger, lawyer/Film producer, dies at 64
1995 - Marti Lynne Stringer Caine, singer/comedienne, dies at 50
1995 - Paul Eddington, actor (Jim Hacker), dies at 68
1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, PM of Israel, assassinated at 73
1996 - Robert Rapoport, social anthropologist, dies at 72
1997 - George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies
1997 - H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73
1997 - Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66
1999 - Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
2003 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
2003 - Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
2003 - Charles Causley, Cornish writer and poet (b. 1917)
2005 - Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
2005 - Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
2006 - Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (b. 1908)
2006 - Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
2007 - Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
Novelist Michael CrichtonNovelist Michael Crichton (2008) 2008 - Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66
2008 - Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)
2009 - Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
2010 - Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (b. 1934)
2010 - Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)
2010 - Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
2011 - Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
2012 - Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77

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