This Day in History for 4th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 177

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
15th US President James Buchanan15th US 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
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms
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
1903 - Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
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
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1910 - Russian Czar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East
1911 - France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo
1914 - Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete," NYC)
1918 - Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
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)
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard CarterArchaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter 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
1929 - Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains, the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica
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
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1939 - 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland
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
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
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 1958 - Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
1958 - Belgian government of Eyskens, resigns
1958 - Democrats win US congressional election

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 - 7 of 7

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd LincolnFirst Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln (1842) 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
1939 - Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky
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
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis DillerComedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller (1939) 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

Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway (1940) 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)
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)
1955 - Cy Young, pitcher and MLB all-time wins leader, dies at 88
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, dies at 76
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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