Events on Nov 1

  • 0079Pompei buried by Mt Vesuvius
  • 09961st use of name "Austria" for Ostarrichi / in oorkonde
  • 1210King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
  • 1248Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German Emperor
  • 1349Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
  • 1462Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
  • 1570Netherlands hit by flood disaster, 1,000s killed
  • 1623Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
  • 1628French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
  • 1671French King Louis XIV and RC German Emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1721Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
  • 1755Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • 1765Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
  • 1776Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
  • 1784Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents
  • 17871st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
  • 18001st President to live in White House (John Adams)
  • 18341st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
  • 1849Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
  • 1861Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
  • 1863Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
  • 1865Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • 18661st Civil Rights Bill passes
  • 1867"Harpers Bazaar" publishes
  • 1869Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
  • 1870US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
  • 1876King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
  • 1877Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
  • 1878Edward Scripps and John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
  • 1885Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei

Born on Nov 1

  • 0846Louis II [the Stutterer]: King of France (877-79)
  • 1500Benvenuto Cellini: Sculptor / goldsmith / author (Perseus)
  • 1618Johannes Flittner: Composer
  • 1666James Sherard: Composer
  • 1731Theodore-Jean Tarade: Composer
  • 1748Christoph Rheineck: Composer
  • 1757Antonio Canova: Italian sculptor
  • 1761Antonin Josef Alois Volanek: Composer
  • 1762Spencer Perceval: (Tory), British Prime Minister (1809-12)
  • 1782Viscount Goderich: (Tory), British Prime Minister (1827-28)
  • 1798Benjamin Lee: Baronet Guinness, United Kingdom -- Irish brewer / Dublin Mayor
  • 1805Alessandro Nini: Composer
  • 1815Crawford Williamson Long: Surgeon / pioneer (use of ether)
  • 1815Douglas Hancock Cooper: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 1825Joseph Benjamin Palmer: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
  • 1832Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen: Composer
  • 1835Godfrey Weitzel: (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1884)
  • 1853Jose Santos Zelaya: (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  • 1855Guido Adler: Austria -- Musicologist (Still in the Music)
  • 1859Charles Brantley Aycock: (Gov-North Carolina)
  • 1859William Henry Grattan Flood: Composer
  • 1862Johan Wagenaar: Dutch composer / conductor / Organist (Cyrano)
  • 1863Alfred Reisenauer: Composer
  • 1871Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan: Composer
  • 1871Stephen Crane: United States -- Novelist / poet (Red Badge of Courage)
  • 1877Roger Quilter: British composer
  • 1878Carlos Saavedra Lamas: Argentina -- Jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936)
  • 1879Pal Teleki-von Szek: Geographer / Premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41)
  • 1880Alfred L Wegener: German meteorologist (continental shift)
  • 1880Grantland Rice: Sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)

Died on Nov 1

  • 1546Giulio Romano: Italian Painter / Architect (Ondergang der Titanen)
  • 1672Heinrich Schutz: Composer, dies at 87
  • 1700Carlos II: King of Spain (1665-1700), dies at 39
  • 1711Christian Demelius: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1750Gustaaf W van Imhoff: Dutch Governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
  • 1768Pierre van Maldere: Composer, dies at 39
  • 1788Johann Samuel Schroeter: Composer
  • 1810Georg Anton Kreusser: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1817Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1825Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa: Composer, dies at 49
  • 1841Antoine PFGdV Celles: Belgium / Dutch / French MP
  • 1844August Ferdinand Haeser: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1881Jacques F H Perk: Dutch Poet (Iris), dies at 22
  • 1891John A Neuhuys: Painter, dies at 59
  • 1894Aleksandr III A Romanov: Czar of Russia (1881-94), dies at 49
  • 1895Aleksander Zarzycki: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1903[Christian M] Theodor Mommsen: German Historian (Nobel 1902)
  • 1907Alfred Jarry: Writer, dies at 33
  • 1914Christopher "Kit" Cradock: English Admiral, dies in battle
  • 1926Louis H Chrispijn: Dutch actor / director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1927Florence Mills: Dancer / singer, dies in New York City at 32
  • 1941Camille Melloy [the Paepe]: Belgian priest / Poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1942Hugo Distler: Composer, dies at 34
  • 1950Griselio Torresola: Attempted to assassinate President Truman, shot dead
  • 1955W H van Eemlandt [Haasse]: Author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel)
  • 1956Lajos Asztalos: International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
  • 1959Gershon Agron: Mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
  • 1961Alexander Cohen: Dutch anarchist / author, dies at 97
  • 1961Joan McCracken: Actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38
  • 1962Winter Haynes Watts: Composer, dies at 78

Historical events on November 2

  • 0676Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
  • 1355English invasion army under King Edward lands at Calais
  • 1418Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein
  • 1532Zealand / South Holland flooded
  • 16422nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • 164812,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
  • 1722Willem KH Friso (11) appointed Viceroy of Gelderland
  • 1749English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post
  • 1772Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
  • 1783Gen Washington bids farewell to his army
  • 1811Battle of Tippecanoe: General Jackson vs. indians
  • 1813Treaty of Fulda
  • 1824Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Jackson beats J Q Adams
  • 18352nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
  • 1841Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
  • 1851Louis Napoleon takes power in France
  • 1852Franklin Pierce elected as President of US
  • 1854Cobblestone paving of Washington St. between Dupont and Kearny starts
  • 1879In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km
  • 1880James A Garfield (R) elected President
  • 1881Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
  • 1889North Dakota becomes 39th and South Dakota becomes 40th state
  • 1892Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
  • 1898French government-Dupuy forms
  • 1898Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
  • 1899Boers begin siege of Ladysmith Natal
  • 1903Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St, New York City
  • 1903New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St, New York City
  • 1904British newspaper, "Daily Mirror, " begins publishing
  • 1907Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published

Born on November 2

  • 1528Peter S Lotichius [Peter Lotz]: Neo latin poet (Collected Works)
  • 1739Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Composer
  • 1741Joan Derk van Capellen: Leader of the Netherlands Democratic Patriots
  • 1755Marie-Antoinette: Queen of France, let them eat cake
  • 1785Frederic Kalkbrenner: Composer
  • 1785Johann Leopold Fuchs: Composer
  • 1795James Knox Polk: North Carolina, United States -- 11th President (D) (1845-1849)
  • 1810Andrew Atkinson Humphreys: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 1815George Boole: Mathematician (Boolean algebra)
  • 1822James Byron Gordon: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1826Robert Hopkins Hatton: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1826William Haines Lytle: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 1828Byron Grimes: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
  • 1842Otto Reubke: Composer
  • 1843Caryl Florio: Composer
  • 1843Elek Erkel: Composer
  • 1843William James Robjohn: Composer
  • 1846Antonio Pena y Goni: Composer
  • 1847George Sorel: French Socialist thinker / author (violent revolutions)
  • 1857Joseph F F Babinski: Polish / French neurologist (Babinski reflex)
  • 1865Warren Gamaliel Harding: Ohio, United States -- (R) 29th President (1921-23)
  • 1876Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa: Composer
  • 1877Claire McDowell: NYC, New York -- Actress (Big Parade)
  • 1880John Foulds: Composer
  • 1882Leo Perutz: Writer
  • 1883Frico Kafenda: Composer
  • 1885Harlow Shapley: United States -- Astronomer (studied the galaxies)
  • 1886Philip Merivale: Rehutia, India -- Actor (Nothing But Trouble)
  • 1890Henry Borginon: Flemish nationalist / senator
  • 1892Alice Brady: NYC, New York -- Actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee, Zenobia)

Died on November 2

  • 1171Baudouin IV: Count of Henegouwen (1120-71)
  • 1171Dionysius bar Salibi: Author (Diarbekir)
  • 1483Henry Stafford: Earl of Buckingham / constable of Engl, beheaded at 49
  • 1588Wilhelmus Damasi: Theologist / 1st Bishop of Roermond, dies at 63
  • 1610Richard Bancroft: Archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10), dies at 66
  • 1635Aurelio Signoretti: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1697Constantine Huygens, Jr.: Poet / Painter / cartoonist, buried
  • 1717Johann Jacob Walther: Composer
  • 1731Johann Matthias Leffloth: Composer, dies at 26
  • 1781Jose F de Isla: Spanish Jesuit / author, dies at 78
  • 1804Armand-Gaston Camus: French Chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
  • 1845Chretien Urhan: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1870William F Brantly: Confederate, murdered at about 40
  • 1875JWW Birch: 1st British resident of Perak Malakka, murdered
  • 1882Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1884Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1887Jenny Lind [Swedish Nightingale]: Soprano, dies at 67
  • 1909Theodor W Ahlwardt: German orientalist, dies at 81
  • 1925Antonius J Derkinderen: Dutch Painter / etcher, dies at 65
  • 1931Arthur James Cook: Union leader (coal miners), dies at 47
  • 1937Maude Valerie White: Composer, dies at 82
  • 1950George Bernard Shaw: Irish Author (Pygmalion), dies at 94
  • 1956Jacob Weinberg: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1956Leo Baeck: President of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83
  • 1958Adam von Ahn Carse: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1960Dimitri Mitropoulos: Greek / US conductor / composer, dies at 64
  • 1961James Thurber: Humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
  • 1962Felice Lattuada: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1966Mississippi John Hurt: Rocker, dies at 73
  • 1966Sadao Araki: Japanese General / Minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89