Events on Nov 14

  • 1380King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
  • 1550Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente
  • 1666Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
  • 1675Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
  • 1677Prince Willem III Henry marries English Princess Mary Stuart
  • 1698Spanish King Carlos appoints grandson Prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir
  • 17321st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • 1755Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State
  • 1792Captain George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter SF Bay
  • 1833Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo
  • 1834William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months
  • 1851"Moby Dick, " by Herman Melville, published
  • 1863Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
  • 1863Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
  • 1888St. Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes
  • 1888USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game
  • 1893Gerhart Hauptmanns "Hanneles Himmelfahrt, " premieres in Berlin
  • 1894Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG)
  • 1896Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • 1908Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light
  • 19101st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1914Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • 1915Thomas Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
  • 1918Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as President
  • 1919Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • 1922BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
  • 1922German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth term ends
  • 1927Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • 1931Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in England
  • 1935FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

Born on Nov 14

  • 1511Janus Secundus: Neo latin poet (Basia)
  • 1650Willem III Henry [Dutch William]: King of England (1689-1702)
  • 1663Friederich Wilhelm Zachow: Composer
  • 1679Omobono Stradivari: Italian violin maker / Son of Antonius
  • 1719Johann Georg Leopold Mozart: Composer
  • 1774Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini: Composer
  • 1776Henri Dutrochet: Discovered and named process of osmosis
  • 1778Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Composer
  • 1796Carlo Conti: Composer
  • 1797Charles Lyell: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Geologist (Principles of Geology)
  • 1800Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn: Composer
  • 1802August F Pott: German philologist (Etymology Forschungen)
  • 1805Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel: Composer
  • 1814Michael Kelly Lawler: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), dies in 1882
  • 1816John Curwen: Composer
  • 1822William Harrow: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
  • 1823Robert J Fruin: Historian (80 year war)
  • 1825August Reissmann: Composer
  • 1827Isaac Wistar: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1828James Birdseye MacPherson: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1829Giulio Roberti: Composer
  • 1833Antonius von der Linde: Netherlands -- German librarian / chess player
  • 1838August Senoa: Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato)
  • 1840Claude Monet: France -- Impressionist (Water Lilies)
  • 1842Walter Williams: Claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
  • 1845Johann Ernst Perabo: Composer
  • 1861Frederick Jackson Turner: Wisconsin, United States -- Historian / educator (Harvard University)
  • 1863Leo H A Baekeland: Belgian / US chemist (bakelite)
  • 1875Jakob Schaffner: Switzerland -- Writer (Conrad Pilater)
  • 1879Geoffrey Turton Shaw: Composer

Died on Nov 14

  • 0563Justinianus: Co-Emperor of Byzantium (527-563), dies at 82
  • 0784Alberik I: Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1263Alexander Nevski [Aleksandr]: Russian ruler (1252-63), dies at 43
  • 1359Gregorius Palamas: Byzantine mystic / Archbishop / saint
  • 1522Anne de Beaujeu: Daughter of French King Louis XI, dies at 61
  • 1589Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz / Bienewitz]: German geographer, dies at 58
  • 1625Giulio C Procaccini: Italian Sculptor / painter
  • 1673Michael Wisniowieki: King of Poland
  • 1687Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn: English mistress of King Charles II, dies at 37
  • 1692Christoph Bernhard: German composer, dies at 64
  • 1716Gottfried W Leibniz: German philosopher / theologist, dies at 70
  • 1734Louise de Keroualle: English Duchess / mistress of King Charles II
  • 1780Jacobus Houbraken: Engraver / illustrator, dies at 81
  • 1794Pieter Nieuwland: Prodigy / "Dutch Newton", dies at 30
  • 1804Agatha "Aagje" Blanket: Literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
  • 1825Jean Paul: Writer, dies at 62
  • 1831Ignaz Joseph Pleyel: Austrian Composer / piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1832Charles Carroll: Large landowner / signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 95
  • 1832Rasmus Rask: Danish language scholar, dies at 44
  • 1841Thomas Bruce: Count of Elgin and Kincardine, British diplomat
  • 1842Henry de Cock: Reform vicar, dies at 41
  • 1844Flora Tristan: Writer, dies at 41
  • 1860Feliks Ostrowski: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1902Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff: Foreign minister
  • 1906Hendrik J Schimmel: Author / dramatist
  • 1908Kwang-siu: Emperor of China
  • 1914Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts: Governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • 1915Booker T Washington: Educator / organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • 1915Theodor Leschetizky: Composer, dies at 85
  • 1922Carl Michael Ziehrer: Composer, dies at 79

Historical events on November 15

  • 1316Jan I becomes King of France, dies 4 days later
  • 1348Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
  • 14916 Jews and 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
  • 1491Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
  • 1492Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
  • 1492In Spain, 6 Jews and 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
  • 1527Treaty of Beautiful garden (Emperor-Ecclesiastical goods)
  • 1532Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
  • 1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
  • 1577Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
  • 1583Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
  • 16601st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
  • 1679English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
  • 1715Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to the Netherlands
  • 1727New York General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
  • 1763Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 1777Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
  • 17911st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
  • 18061st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes the 1st issue
  • 1806Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
  • 1813Allied troops occupies Groningen
  • 1813Tax revolt in Amsterdam
  • 1824Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
  • 1826Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java / Madura
  • 1827Creek-indians lose all their property in US
  • 1835HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti
  • 1837Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system
  • 1845Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
  • 18491st US poultry show opens in Boston
  • 18641st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, New York

Born on November 15

  • 1316Jean I: King of France (November 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 4 days)
  • 1397Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli]: Italy -- Pope (1447-55)
  • 1559Albrecht: Archduke of Austrian / cardinal-Archbishop of Toledo
  • 1604Davis Mell: Composer
  • 1619Philips Koninck: Amsterdams painter / etcher
  • 1640Nicolaus Adam Strungk: Composer
  • 1696Gerhardus Havingha: Composer
  • 1705Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Composer
  • 1738F William Herschel: German / English astronomer (discovered Uranus)
  • 1741Johann C Lavater: Switzerland -- Vicar / philosopher
  • 1746Joseph Quesne: Composer
  • 1755Jan Blanken: Dutch hydraulic engineer
  • 1774William Horsley: Composer
  • 1775Georges-Julien Sieber: Composer
  • 1793Michel Chasles: French mathematician (geometry)
  • 1800George Rodwell: Composer
  • 1814Pleasant Adam Hackleman: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1815John Banvard: NYC, New York -- Painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
  • 1816Joseph Bennett Plummer: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1829Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer: MP / critic (Akbar)
  • 1836Pierce Manning Butler Young: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 1862Adolf Bartels: German folk art writer
  • 1862Gerhart Hauptmann: Germany -- Author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912)
  • 1872Robert Marquess of Flers: French author (Habit Vert)
  • 1874Schack August Steenberg Krogh: Denmark -- Physiologist (Nobel-1920)
  • 1878Bela Reinitz: Composer
  • 1879Lewis Stone: Worcester, Massachusetts -- Actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
  • 1881Franklin P Adams: Chicago, Illinois -- Columnist (Information Please)
  • 1882Felix Frankfurter: Vienna, Austria -- 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)
  • 1887Hitoshi Asida: Japanese politician

Died on November 15

  • 0565Justitianus I [Petrus Sabbatius]: Byzantine Emperor (527-65)
  • 1194Margaretha van Elzas: Wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen
  • 1280Albertus Magnus the Great: German leader / Bishop Regensburg, dies at 87
  • 1630Johann Kepler: German astronomer, dies at 58
  • 1634Johann Staden: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1658Jacobus Revius [Reefsen]: Theologist / writer / poet, dies at about 72
  • 1670Jan A Comenius [Komensky]: Czech / Netherlands educator / philosopher
  • 1691Albert Cuyp: Landscape painter, buried at 71
  • 1788Peregrinus Pogl: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1812Eagle Fokke Simonsz: Writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57
  • 1815Johann Lukas Schubaur: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1831Vincenc Masek: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1832Jean Baptiste Say: French economist, dies at 63
  • 1842Joseph Rastrelli: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1848P Rossi: Italian, murdered
  • 1863Frederik VII: 1st constitutional King of Denmark (childless)
  • 1897John Mercer Langston: US black jurist, dies at 67
  • 1907Horatio Richmond Palmer: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1908Cixi [the old Buddha]: Empress-widow of China
  • 1910Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus]: German author, dies at 79
  • 1918Georges Antoine: Composer, dies at 26
  • 1919Alfred Werner: Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
  • 1931Cornelis A J van Dishoeck: Publisher
  • 1944Maarten Reuchlin: Resistance fighter, executed
  • 1954Lionel Barrymore [Blythe]: Actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76
  • 1955Lloyd Bacon: Director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
  • 1958Tyrone Power: Actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1961Douglas Walton: Actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1961Elsie Ferguson: Actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 76
  • 1963Fritz Reiner: Hung / US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74