Events on Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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

Historical events on November 4

  • 0922Richarius becomes Bishop of Luik
  • 1501Philip de Blank and Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
  • 1519Flood ravages Dutch / Friese coast
  • 1520Danish / Norwegian King Christian II crowned King of Sweden
  • 1529English Cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested
  • 1576Spanish defeat Walloons and take Antwerp Belgium
  • 1619Frederik V crowned King of Bohemia
  • 1631Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
  • 1645Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Holly
  • 18411st wagon train arrives in California
  • 1842Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 18451st nationally observed uniform election day in US
  • 1846Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
  • 1854Lighthouse forms on Alcatraz Island
  • 1856James Buchanan elected US President
  • 1861University of Washington founded in Seattle
  • 1862Richard Gatling patents Gatling gun
  • 1864Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
  • 1864Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
  • 1866Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
  • 186790 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall
  • 1873Dentist John Beers of SF patents gold crown
  • 1874Samuel J Tilden elected Governor of New York
  • 1875"Pacific" collides with "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Washington, 236 dies
  • 1875Tonga adopts constitution
  • 1879Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
  • 1879James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
  • 18801st cash register patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton Ohio
  • 1884Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for 1st Presidential term
  • 1890Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate

Born on November 4

  • 1590Gerard van Honthorst: Dutch painter
  • 1640Carlo Mannelli: Composer
  • 1656Leonard Sailer: Composer
  • 1674Anton Englert: Composer
  • 1708Robert Praelisauer: Composer
  • 1756Anthony van Hoboken: Rotterdam Merchant / ship owner
  • 1779John W Pieneman: Historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)
  • 1797Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky: Russian author
  • 1800Eduard Brendler: Composer
  • 1812Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi: Italian / East poet (Lettere a Maria)
  • 1816William Polk Hardeman: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
  • 1818Alexander Robert Lawton: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 1820Robert Vinkler Richardson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
  • 1835Lunsford Lindsay Lomax: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1913
  • 1841Carl Tausig: Composer
  • 1842William Barker Cushing: Lieutenant Commander (Union Navy), died in 1874
  • 1846Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette: Composer
  • 1859Stanislaw Niewiadomski: Composer
  • 1862Eden Phillpotts: England, United Kingdom -- Novelist / poet / playwright (Red Madymaynes)
  • 1867Tomasz Arciszewski: Polish Prime Minister (1944-47)
  • 1872Herman Finck: Composer
  • 1873G E Moore: English philosopher (Ethics)
  • 1876James Fraser: Designed buffalo nickel
  • 1881Gena Branscombe: Composer
  • 1881Milton Rosmer: Southport, England -- Director (Murder in the Red Barn)
  • 1886Ian Wolfe: Canton, Illinois -- Actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors)
  • 1887Knut Algot Hakanson: Composer
  • 1889Alton Augustus Adams: Composer
  • 1890Klabund [Alfred Henschke]: German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
  • 1891Miroslav Krejci: Composer

Died on November 4

  • 1203Dirk VII: Count of Holland (1190-1203)
  • 1674Kano Tanjoe: Japanese Painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72
  • 1702John Benbow: English Vice-Admiral (Santa Marta)
  • 1702Thomas Eisenhut: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1768Johan Lulofs: Dutch physicist / philosopher / astronomer, dies at 57
  • 1837Jean-Louis M Alibert: French dermatologist, dies at 69
  • 1847Jacob L Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: German pianist / composer, dies at 38
  • 1853Alexander Stadtfeld: Composer, dies at 27
  • 1890Jacob PP baron van Zuylen: Dutch Foreign Minister (1852-3), dies at 74
  • 1890Kazamierz Julian Kratzer: Composer, dies at 46
  • 1893Cornelis E van Koetsveld: Dutch vicar / literature, dies at 86
  • 1898Jerome Hopkins: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1918Wilfred Owens: Anti-war Poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
  • 1921Takasji Hara: Premier of Japan, murdered
  • 1928Arnold Rothstein [A R]: US businessman / gambler, shot to death at 46
  • 1931Charles Buddy Bolden: US jazz musician
  • 1932Belle Bennett: Actress (Iron Mask), dies at 41
  • 1935Miklos Radnai: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1937Rogelio del Villar: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1939Charles Arnold Tournemire: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1942Marcel Barger [Streliskie]: Cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz
  • 1953Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge: Composer, dies at 89
  • 1954Stig H Dagerman: Swedish Author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1956Art[hur] Tatum: US jazz pianist / composer, dies at 46
  • 1957Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1965Krsto Odak: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1967June Thorburn: Actress (Tom Thumb), dies in plane crash at 36
  • 1968Paul JM Lindemans: Flemish agricultural engineer / author, dies at 78
  • 1969Carlos Marighela: Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • 1969Ferenc Szabo: Composer, dies at 66