What Happened in 1911 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 236 of 236

  • Nov 4 France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • Nov 5 Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica
  • Nov 5 Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)
  • Nov 6 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico

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Nov 10 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation (for scholarly & charitable works)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Nov 10 Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
  • Nov 11 Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
  • Nov 11 Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
  • Nov 15 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
  • Nov 18 Britain's first seaplane flies
  • Nov 18 Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance

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Nov 19 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

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Nov 20 The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Nov 23 Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
  • Nov 25 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • Nov 25 7th Australasian Championships: Norman Brookes beats Horace Rice (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Nov 27 Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
  • Nov 28 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico

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Dec 3 Willis Carrier presents his influencial "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier
  • Dec 7 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 7 National Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria
  • Dec 10 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
  • Dec 10 Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
  • Dec 12 Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

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Dec 14 Norwegian Roald Amundsen leads the 1st expedition to reach the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Dec 23 Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich
  • Dec 23 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • Dec 25 Edward Knoblock's "Kismet" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
  • Dec 29 San Francisco Symphony forms
  • Dec 29 Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
  • Dec 29 Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
  • Dec 30 Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG
  • Dec 30 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of Republic of China

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Dec 31 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 493

  • May 16 Margaret Sullavan, Norfolk, Virginia, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner)
  • May 16 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • May 17 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
  • May 17 Maureen O'Sullivan, Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice)
  • May 17 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • May 18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 18 Sigrid Gurie, actor (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • May 20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)
  • May 23 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • May 23 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)

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May 23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • May 24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • May 26 Ben Alexander, Goldfield, Nevada, American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
  • May 27 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Presidential candidate
  • May 27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
  • May 27 Vincent Price, actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • May 27 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
  • May 28 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • May 28 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
  • May 28 Thora Hird, British actress (Last of the Summer Wine), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • May 29 Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
  • May 30 Douglas Fowley, actor (Grandpa-Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
  • Jun 1 Gertrude Michael, AL, actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana)
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Ellen Corby, Racine Wisc, actress (Grandma Walton-Waltons)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • Jun 3 Olaf Okern, Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • Jun 3 Paulette Goddard, [Marion Levy], Switz, actress (Great Dictator)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, vice chancelor (Queens University, Belfast)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, physician/CEO (ASH)
  • Jun 7 Franz Reizenstein, composer
  • Jun 7 Silas Roy Crain, singer/arranger/songwriter
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, automotive designer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 Van Lingle Mungo, SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
  • Jun 9 George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
  • Jun 10 C P "Chilla" Christ, cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's)
  • Jun 10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • Jun 11 Russ Hodges, Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights)
  • Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, famous African
  • Jun 13 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
  • Jun 15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • Jun 20 Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • Jun 22 Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • Jun 22 Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 Reed Hadley, Petrolia Tx, actor (Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon)
  • Jun 25 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
  • Jun 26 Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
  • Jun 26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US, 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • Jun 27 Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
  • Jun 27 V K Narayana Menon, composer
  • Jun 29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, Germany, Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
  • Jun 30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • Jun 30 Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )
  • Jul 1 Alvino Rey, orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 1 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • Jul 3 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx), born in Rochester, New York

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Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 6 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Jul 7 Eddie Mayehoff, Balt Md, actor (Hour Glass, How to Murder Your Wife)
  • Jul 7 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italy, composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • Jul 7 Joan Perry Cohn Harvey, actress (Hands of a Stranger)
  • Jul 8 Gertrude Niesen, NY, actress (Start Cheering)
  • Jul 8 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
  • Jul 10 Terry-Thomas, England, actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, writer
  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)

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Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle) born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 16 Sonny Tufts, [Bowen Charleston Tufts II], Bost, actor (Variety Girl)
  • Jul 17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • Jul 18 Hume Cronyn, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario
  • Jul 20 Baqa Jilani, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936)
  • Jul 20 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)

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Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan

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