Events on Nov 24

  • 0496Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • 0642Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1105Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
  • 1434Thames River freezes
  • 1542Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
  • 1587Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • 1601Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
  • 16391st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
  • 1643Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under General Mercy beats France
  • 1655English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans
  • 1688General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
  • 17031st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
  • 1715Thames River freezes
  • 1759Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
  • 1832South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • 1835Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government
  • 1859Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
  • 1863Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia and Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • 1871National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
  • 1874Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
  • 1880Southern University forms
  • 18961st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
  • 1897Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
  • 1903Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • 1905Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
  • 1914Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • 1915Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • 1922Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
  • 19251st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
  • 1926KVI-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions

Born on Nov 24

  • 1632Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza: Amsterdam, Holland -- Rationalist philosopher
  • 1642Anne Hilarion de Cotentin: Earl of Tourville / Knight / Admiral / Marshal
  • 1655Charles XI: King of Sweden (1660-97)
  • 1690Charles Theodore Pachelbel: Composer
  • 1712Willem Bachiene: Theologist / geographer / astronomer (Ecclesiastical)
  • 1713Junipero Serra: California, United States
  • 1713Laurence Sterne: Ireland -- Novelist / satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1740John Bacon: English sculptor
  • 1747Felice Alessandri: Composer
  • 1766J J Friedrich Weinbrenner: German architect / archaeologist
  • 1768Jean-Engelbert Pauwels: Composer
  • 1784Zachary Taylor: (Whig) 12th President (March 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)
  • 1795Josif Josifovich Genishta: Composer
  • 1806Omar Pasha [Michael Lats]: Croatian Governor / Viceroy of Bosnia / Iraq
  • 1811Ditler G Monrad: Danish theologist / Bishop / Premier (1863- )
  • 1815James Hewward Trapier: General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
  • 1817Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave: Guatemala
  • 1824Karel M M Verlat: Flemish painter / graphic artist
  • 1826Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini]: Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1829William Passmore Carlin: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
  • 1848Lilli Lehmann: Opera singer
  • 1849Frances Hodgson Burnett: Author of childrens book (My Secret Garden)
  • 1864Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: France -- Painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • 1868Scott Joplin: United States -- Entertainer / composer (The Entertainer)
  • 1873L Martov [Yuly O Tsederbaum]: Russian revolutionary
  • 1876Walter Griffin: US architect
  • 1877Alben W Barkley: Graves County, Kentucky -- (35th Vice President D-1949-53)
  • 1878Mark N Tod: English classicist / historian
  • 1884Michel de Klerk: Architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1888Dale Carnegie: Author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

Died on Nov 24

  • 1115Mathilde: Markgravin of Toscane
  • 1192Albert I van Leuven / Luik: Belgian Bishop of Luik / saint, dies at 27
  • 1555French Vervoort: Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
  • 1571Jan Blahoslav: Czech Bishop, dies at 48
  • 1572John Knox: Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 1615Sethus Calvisius: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1650Manuel Cardoso: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1674Franciscus van Enden: Flemish Jesuit / free thinker, executed at 72
  • 1722Johann Adam Reincken: German Organist / composer, dies at 99
  • 1822Karl Jacob Wagner: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1827Harman W Muntinghe: Lawyer / colonial director, dies at 54
  • 1838Karl Ludwig Hellwig: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1840Cornelis RT Krayenhoff: Fortress Architect / cartographer, dies at 82
  • 1842Pehr Frigel: Composer, dies at 92
  • 1848William Lamb 2nd viscount Melbourne: British Prime Minister (1834-41), dies at 69
  • 1863Claudius Charles Wilson: Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 32
  • 1880Hanri Reber: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1903Charles Dupee Blake: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1914Louis de Raet: Belgian economist / Flemish People Party
  • 1916John Francis Barnett: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1923Michel de Klerk: Architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • 1929Georges Clemenceau: French journalist / Premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • 1943Martin Raschke: German Author / war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943Reina Prince Geerligs [Leentjes Vandendriesch]: Anti-fascist
  • 1944EMHCH Houtappel: Resistance fighter: in Neuengamme
  • 1944Vaclav Stepan: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1946Alfonso Broqua: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1948Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1953George Alexander Russell: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1953Robert H Lightfoot: English Theologist / exegetist, dies at 70

Historical events on November 25

  • 1120English royal yacht "White Ship" leaves in storm
  • 1165RC German Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht
  • 1185Umberto Crivelli replaces Lucius III as Pope Urban III
  • 1277Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
  • 1357Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
  • 1500Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
  • 1659Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
  • 1688Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham
  • 17151st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
  • 1744Austrian forces pillage and kill Jews of Prague
  • 1758Britain capture Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French
  • 1766Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
  • 1783Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
  • 18171st sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • 184135 Amistad survivors return to Africa
  • 1847Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1863Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1864Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails
  • 1864Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • 1867Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
  • 1867US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
  • 1884John B Meyenberg of St. Louis patents evaporated milk
  • 1894Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
  • 1897Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
  • 1899Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
  • 1908Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yards
  • 19113rd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • 1912American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • 1912Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • 19201st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)

Born on November 25

  • 1507Joost de Damhoudere: Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium)
  • 1562Lope Felix de Vega: Madrid, Spain -- Dramatist / poet (Angelica, Arcadia)
  • 1697Gerhard Tersteegen: German evangelist / poet (wrote in blood)
  • 1721Willem Crul: Admiral (West-Indies)
  • 1734Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel: Composer
  • 1737Christian Friedrich Penzel: Composer
  • 1741Johann Christian Frischmuth: Composer
  • 1752Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Composer
  • 1753Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth: Composer
  • 1787Franz Xavier Gruber: Austria -- Organist / composer (Silent Night)
  • 1823Joseph Alexander Cooper: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
  • 1825Edward Augustus Wild: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 1828Franjo Racki: Croatian historian / politician
  • 1834Jean-Baptist Colyns: Composer
  • 1835Andrew Carnegie: Scottish / US industrialist / philanthropist
  • 1839Stanislaw Duniecki: Composer
  • 1840Hugo Verriest: Flemish author / poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1844Karl F Benz: German designer / auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)
  • 1846Carry Nation: Scourge of barkeepers and drinkers
  • 1852Johan N Salvator [Johann Orth]: Archduke of Austria
  • 1856Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev: Russia -- Composer (Oresteia)
  • 1862Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin: Composer
  • 1871Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast: Actor / director (Ghost Hotel)
  • 1877Harley Granville-Barker: London, England -- Dramatist / producer / critic
  • 1878Georg Kaiser: Writer
  • 1880Leonard S Woolf: English author / husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 1881John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli]: Bergamo, Italy -- 261st Pope (1958-63)
  • 1881Peder Gram: Composer
  • 1883Percy Marmont: London, England -- Actor (Captain Apache)
  • 1886Rex Maupin: St. Joseph, Missouri -- Orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV)

Died on November 25

  • 0992Mieszko I: Polish advisor to Pope John XV
  • 1120Countess of Perche: Bastard Daughter of English King Henry I, drowns
  • 1120William: English crown prince / Son of Henry I, drowns at 17
  • 1185Lucius III [Ubaldo Allucingoli]: Italian Pope (1181-85)
  • 1456Jacques Coeur: French Merchant / banker, dies in battle
  • 1640Giles Farnaby: Composer
  • 1750Francesco Feroci: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1755Johann Georg Pisendel: German violist / composer, dies at 76
  • 1773Carl Hockh: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1815Johann Peter Saloman: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1830Pierre Rode: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1854John G Lockhart [scorpion]: English biographer, dies at 60
  • 1883Ludwig Erk: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1885Thomas A Hendricks: 21st VP, dies 8 months after taking office at 66
  • 1887Johann J Bachofen: Swiss historic rights, dies at 71
  • 1895Edmond van der Straeten: Belgian lawyer / musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1899Robert Lowry: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1901Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: German Composer / music theorist, dies at 62
  • 1913Robert S Ball: Irish Mathematician / astronomer (Ball Screw)
  • 1914Davorin Jenko: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1923Ernst Debes: German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
  • 1935Maria H "Mina" Beersmans: Flemish actress (After 30 Years), dies at 72
  • 1944Kenesaw Mountain Landis: Judge / baseball commisioner, dies at 78
  • 1948Charles D Brown: Actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
  • 1949Luther "Bill" Robinson: "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
  • 1951Raden Mas Noto Suroto: Indonesian Poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • 1952Antonio Guarnieri: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1952Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1958Charles F Kettering: Invented auto self-starter, dies at 82
  • 1964Clarence Kolb: Actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90