Events on Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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

Historical events on November 3

  • 0644Kalief Omar I injured during assassination attempt
  • 1394Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
  • 1527Ferdinand of Austria / Bohemia chosen as King of Hungary
  • 1529London: 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament
  • 1534English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII church leader
  • 1620Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • 1629Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague
  • 1640English Long Parliament forms
  • 1655England and France sign miltary and economic treaties
  • 1679Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
  • 1760Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • 1762England and Spain signs Treaty of Paris
  • 1762Spain acquires Louisiana
  • 1783Washington orders Continental Army disbanded
  • 1791Battle at Wabash: indians assault general St. Clair / killed 637 soldiers
  • 1794French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 1796John Adams elected President
  • 1813US troops under General Coffee destroy indian village at Talladega Ala
  • 1820Cuenca Ecuador declares independence
  • 18391st opium war-2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
  • 1848Johan Thorbeckes revises Great Force
  • 1862Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche, Louisiana
  • 1862Dr Richard Gatling patents machine gun (Indianapolis)
  • 1863Battle of Grand Coteau, Georgia
  • 1867Battle at Mentana: French / pontifical troops beat Garibaldi
  • 18681st black elected to Congress (John W Menard, Louisiana)
  • 1868Ulysses Grant (R) wins presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)
  • 1871Henry M Stanley in Tanganyka say "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"
  • 1874James Theodore Holly, elected Bishop of Haiti
  • 1883Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

Born on November 3

  • 0039Lucan: Cordova, Spain -- Latin poet (Bellum Civile)
  • 1470Edward V: King of England (April 9th - June 25th, 1483)
  • 1604Osman II: Sultan of Turkey (1618-22)
  • 1611Henry Ireton: English General / MP (Edgehill)
  • 1618Aurangzeb [Alamgir]: Emperor of India (1658-1707)
  • 1619Willem Kalf: Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Painter (still lifes)
  • 1656Georg Reuter: Composer
  • 1689Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner: Composer
  • 1736Christian Brunings: Dutch hydraulic engineer
  • 1753August G Meissner: German author
  • 1753Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz: Composer
  • 1780Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen: Composer
  • 1781Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank: Composer
  • 1793Stephen Fuller Austin: Colonized Texas
  • 1794William Cullen Bryant: Poet (Thanatopsis)
  • 1798Mason James Murray: (Confederacy), died in 1871
  • 1801Karl Baedeker: Germany -- Published travel books
  • 1801Vincenzo Bellini: Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)
  • 1815Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu: Composer
  • 1816Jubal Anderson Early: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1894
  • 1818Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 1826Jasper Adalmorn Maltby: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 1830John Esten Cooke: (Confederate Army), died in 1886
  • 1830Jacob M van Bemmelen: Dutch physicist / chemist
  • 1833Edward Dorr Tracy: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1844Mehmed V Reshad: Sultan of Turkey (1909-18)
  • 1852Mutsuhito: 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912)
  • 1857Michail V Aleksejev: Russian General (WWI-Chief of Staff)
  • 1861Johann Peter Kirsch: Luxembourg -- Church historian / archaeologist
  • 1863Eugene Samuel-Holeman: Composer

Died on November 3

  • 0361Flavius Julius Constantius II: 1st Byzantine Emperor, dies at 44
  • 1254Johannes III Doukas Vatatzes: Byzantine Emperor (1222-54) / saint
  • 1344Adolf van der Mark: Prince-bishop of Liege (1313-44), dies at 56
  • 1378Jan II: Ruler of Polanen / Leck / Breda
  • 1456Edmund Turdor: Earl of Richmond
  • 1639Martinus de Porres: Peru Saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
  • 1711Ferdinand Tobias Richter: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1803Henri Moreau: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1832Pietro Generali: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1845Johan G Verstolk van Soelen: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69
  • 1867Pieter J Jong: Dutch Zouave, dies in battle
  • 1904Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1911Salvador Giner y Vidal: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1913Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1926Annie Oakley: US sharp shooting star, dies at 66
  • 1931Rudolf W Canne: Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60
  • 1936Filip Lazar: Composer, dies at 42
  • 1942Carl Sternheim: German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 1945Alessandro Longo: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1949Solomon R Guggenheim: US art collector, dies at 88
  • 1954Henri E B Matisse: French Painter / Sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84
  • 1957Wilhelm Reich: Austria / US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • 1958Harry Revel: Movie Composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee)
  • 1959Friedrich Niggli: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1962Harlow H Curtice: President of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69
  • 1970Peter II Karadjordjevic: Last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • 1973Arturo De Cordova: Actor (This Strange Passion), dies at 65
  • 1977Florence Vidor: Actress (Jack Knife Man), dies at 82
  • 1980Ludwig Hohl: Writer
  • 1982Edward H Carr: British historian, dies at 90