What Happened in 1911 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 236

  • Jun 11 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
  • Jun 11 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey
  • Jun 11 The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution
  • Jun 15 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
  • Jun 16 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
  • Jun 17 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
  • Jun 20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)

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Jun 22 King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 24 17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill
  • Jun 26 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • Jun 29 Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria
  • Jun 30 Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes
  • Jun 30 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 1 Proclamation removes "Dei Gratia" (by the Grace of God) from Canadian coins
  • Jul 1 The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco

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Jul 3 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 4 105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
  • Jul 4 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
  • Jul 4 White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
  • Jul 7 28th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-0 6-0)
  • Jul 7 Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
  • Jul 8 Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
  • Jul 10 105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
  • Jul 13 Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
  • Jul 14 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
  • Jul 15 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
  • Jul 17 Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
  • Jul 20 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • Jul 20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany

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Jul 24 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Jul 24 Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
  • Jul 28 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • Jul 30 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • Jul 31 Hungarian education is only taught in German
  • Aug 1 Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
  • Aug 1 Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest
  • Aug 2 Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica
  • Aug 8 The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
  • Aug 8 Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
  • Aug 10 Parliament Act reduces power of UK's House of Lords
  • Aug 10 The UK House of Commons votes on a salary - of £400 annually - for its members
  • Aug 14 General Leconte appointed temporary President of Haiti
  • Aug 14 United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
  • Aug 15 Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • Aug 19 NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
  • Aug 21 "Mona Lisa" stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)

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Aug 23 British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • Aug 24 Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal
  • Aug 27 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • Aug 28 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
  • Aug 29 Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • Aug 31 Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"
  • Sep 1 M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • Sep 2 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • Sep 3 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 4 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • Sep 9 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)

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Sep 12 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Sep 14 Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
  • Sep 17 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min
  • Sep 18 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

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Sep 18 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Sep 19 Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • Sep 20 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header

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Sep 21 Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Sep 22 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 23 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • Sep 25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • Sep 25 Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • Sep 29 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
  • Sep 29 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • Sep 29 Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
  • Sep 29 Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • Oct 1 United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
  • Oct 4 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl's Court Station
  • Oct 5 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • Oct 6 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
  • Oct 6 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
  • Oct 10 Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)
  • Oct 10 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

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Oct 10 Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • Oct 11 Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
  • Oct 14 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • Oct 19 Royal Mint in London sends dies for Canadian $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
  • Oct 20 Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC

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Oct 20 Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Oct 21 RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union

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Oct 24 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott

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Oct 24 Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

  • Oct 25 London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate
  • Oct 26 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • Oct 28 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Oct 30 Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators

CommunicationModel T

Nov 3 Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 493

  • Mar 16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • Mar 17 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
  • Mar 17 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • Mar 18 Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
  • Mar 20 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled)
  • Mar 20 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21 John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach, Kotch, Farewell My Lovely)
  • Mar 23 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
  • Mar 23 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • Mar 23 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Edward Warner, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • Mar 24 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • Mar 24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • Mar 24 Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Mar 25 Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)

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Mar 25 Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 26 Bernard Katz, biophysicist

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Mar 26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28 Myfanwy Piper, librettist
  • Mar 28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • Mar 30 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • Apr 1 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • Apr 3 W R Lee, language teacher
  • Apr 3 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • Apr 4 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • Apr 5 Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • Apr 6 Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • Apr 8 Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • Apr 8 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • Apr 8 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • Apr 9 Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • Apr 9 Lord Deramore, architect
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • Apr 10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • Apr 12 Geoff Chubb, cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • Apr 13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • Apr 16 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • Apr 16 William Stearn, botanist
  • Apr 17 Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
  • Apr 17 Mikhail Botvinnik, of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)
  • Apr 18 Francis Frederick Johnson, architect
  • Apr 18 George Huntington Hartford II, heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
  • Apr 20 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • Apr 21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • Apr 23 Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • Apr 24 Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 24 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • Apr 24 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 24 Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • Apr 26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27 Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • Apr 28 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)
  • Apr 30 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • Apr 30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • May 2 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
  • May 3 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
  • May 5 Giles Grangier, film director
  • May 5 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • May 5 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • May 7 Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)

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May 8 Robert Johnson, American blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • May 8 Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
  • May 9 Harry Simeone, choral director (Kate Smith Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 10 Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • May 11 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • May 11 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • May 11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • May 13 Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
  • May 13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • May 14 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • May 14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • May 15 Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Galitzianer Cowboy)
  • May 15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15 Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)

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