What Happened on January 17, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
  • Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88