Events on Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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

Historical events on November 5

  • 1228Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China
  • 1414Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1492Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
  • 1530St. Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast
  • 1556Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi
  • 1556Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu
  • 1605Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes hanged
  • 1630Spain and England sign peace treaty
  • 16391st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
  • 1678Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
  • 1725Spain and Austria sign secret treaty
  • 1757Battle at Rossbach (7 year war / French & Indian War)
  • 1781John Hanson elected 1st "Pres of US in Congress assembled"
  • 1789Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
  • 1789French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
  • 1838Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
  • 1854Crimean War: British and French defeat Russian force of 50,000
  • 1862Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
  • 1871Susan B Anthony arrested trying to vote in Rochester, New York
  • 1872Susan B Anthony fined $100 for trying to vote for Ulysses S Grant
  • 1872Ulysses S Grant re-elected US President
  • 1881French government-Ferry resigns
  • 1887Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
  • 1894Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
  • 18951st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden)
  • 1895George Selden patents 1st gasoline-driven car
  • 1895King Edward VII says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
  • 1895US state Utah accepts female suffrage
  • 1898Gerhart Hauptmanns "Fuhrmann Henschel, " premieres in Berlin
  • 1911Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, September 17)

Born on November 5

  • 1494Hans Sachs: Composer
  • 1534Joachim Camerarius: German Botanist / Physician (horticulture catalog)
  • 1549Philippe du Plessis: France -- Author
  • 1563Anna van Nassau: Daughter of Prince Willem I / Anna of Saksen
  • 1654Christian Liebe: Composer
  • 1666Attilio Ariosti: Composer
  • 1764Pieter Nieuwland: Dutch Scientist (Newton)
  • 1770Etienne P de Senancour: French author (Obermann)
  • 1779Washington Allston: US painter / author
  • 1798Carolina F L Duchess of Berry: Daughter of crown Prince of Naples
  • 1818Benjamin Franklin Butler: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
  • 1819Josef Rudolf Zavrtal: Composer
  • 1825Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832William Woods Averell: Major General (Union Army), died in 1900
  • 1841Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin: Composer
  • 1849Rui Barbosa: Brazil -- Statesman / jurist / essayist / civil liberties
  • 1855Eugene V Debs: Labor organizer, Socialist presidential candidate
  • 1857Ida Tarbell: Muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy)
  • 1866Daniel Protheroe: Composer
  • 1876Raymond Duchamp-Villon: Cubist sculptor (Head of Baudeaire)
  • 1884James Elroy Flecker: English poet / dramatist (Hassan)
  • 1885Will Durant: United States -- Author / historian (Story of Civilization)
  • 1887Oscar Bossaert: Belgium -- Chocolate manufacturer / Minister of Middenstand
  • 1887Paul Wittgenstein: Vienna, Austria -- Left hand specialist pianist
  • 1891Earle "Greasy" Neale: NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1891Mary Dorna: Dutch author
  • 1893Raymond Loewy: US industrial designer
  • 1894Henri E J A de Page: Belgian private law Scholar
  • 1895Walter Gieseking: German pianist / composer
  • 1899Forrest Lewis: Actor (Monster of Piedras Blancas)

Died on November 5

  • 1370Kazimierz III [the Great]: King of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61
  • 1515Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli: Italian painter, dies at 41
  • 1559Kano Motonobu: Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83
  • 1603Irini Fedorovna: Russian Daughter of Boris Godunov
  • 1669John Coccejus: German / Netherlands reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 1675Kurt S Adeler: Danish Admiral / ship designer, dies at 52
  • 1680Gillis Valckenier: Mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • 1737Johan W van Ripperda: Dutch diplomat / Baron / duke, dies at 55
  • 1743Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1772Johannes Schmidlin: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1772Pieter Steyn: Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), dies at 66
  • 1803Ch de Laclos: Writer
  • 1804Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker: Poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 1819Dirk van den Boetzelaer: Regent of Holland, dies at 55
  • 1834Aernout Drost: Dutch literary / founder (The Guide), dies at 24
  • 1850Ferdinand KJ: Archduke of Austria, dies at 69
  • 1854Soimonov: Russian General, dies in battle of Inkermann
  • 1860Carl Binder: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1879James Clerk Maxwell: Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48
  • 1883William Hicks: British col / commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • 1935Mina Dilis-Beersmans: Flemish actress / Wife of John Dilis, dies at 71
  • 1942George M Cohan: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1943Louis Schelfhout: Dutch Painter / graphic artist, dies at 62
  • 1946Sigismond Stojowski: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1950Jacobus J E Hondius: Dutch classicist / graphic artist, dies at 53
  • 1951Agrippina J Vaganova: Russian ballet dancers / pegagoge, dies at 72
  • 1951Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1956Art Tatum: Black pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960August Gailit: Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1960Johnny Horton: Country singer, dies at 33