Historical Events for Year 1911

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Months in Year 1911: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events 1 - 150 of 233

Jan 1st - Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day
Jan 1st - South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
Jan 2nd - Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
Jan 3rd - US postal savings bank inaugurated
Jan 3rd - The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
Jan 5th - Portuguese expel Jesuits
Jan 5th - San Francisco has its first air meet
Jan 7th - 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
Jan 7th - Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
Jan 10th - 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
Jan 10th - Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
Jan 10th - Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
Jan 12th - The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Jan 13th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten" premieres in Berlin
Jan 13th - Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa
Jan 13th - South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
Jan 16th - Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
Jan 17th - Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
Jan 17th - Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC
Jan 18th - 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
Jan 26th - Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
Jan 26th - Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
Jan 28th - Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
Jan 30th - 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
Jan 31st - Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
Feb 5th - Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
Feb 6th - 1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona
Feb 6th - Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)
Feb 8th - US helps overthrow Presnt Miguel Devila of Honduras
Feb 17th - 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
Feb 18th - The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
Feb 21st - Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique)
Feb 22nd - The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
Feb 24th - Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers
Feb 25th - Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
Mar 3rd - 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri
Mar 4th - Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
Mar 7th - US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
Mar 7th - Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
Mar 8th - International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
Mar 13th - Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
Mar 13th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
Mar 13th - The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
Mar 16th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
Mar 18th - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
Mar 20th - National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
Mar 20th - Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
Mar 24th - 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
Mar 25th - L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
Mar 25th - Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
Mar 30th - Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
Apr 3rd - Harry James Smith's "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh" premieres in NYC
Apr 4th - Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
Apr 5th - MCC tour match v Jamaica finishes in a tie
Apr 5th - Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
Apr 12th - 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
Apr 13th - Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames
Apr 13th - The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy
Apr 15th - Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson Apr 15th - Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning
Apr 19th - 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6
Apr 19th - George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London
Apr 27th - Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate.
Apr 27th - Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.
Apr 30th - Portugal approves female suffrage
May 2nd - French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco
May 9th - Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland
May 11th - The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi May 12th - American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia
May 12th - 1st Inter-Empire Championships open in London
May 13th - 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
May 13th - NY Giant Fred Merkle is 1st to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
May 15th - British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill
May 15th - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates
May 15th - Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil (Sherman Antitrust Act)
May 15th - The Georgios Averof cruiser is bought by Greece.
May 16th - Remains of a neanderthal man found on Jersey, Channel Islands
May 16th - Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf
May 17th - 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
May 18th - Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
May 19th - Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris
May 19th - Phila Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
May 20th - Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 mins Notts v Sussex
May 21st - French troop enter Fez in Morocco to quell anti-European agitation
May 22nd - Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft May 23rd - NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft
May 25th - Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
May 26th - Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature
May 30th - 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
May 31st - R.M.S. Titanic launched, Belfast
Jun 1st - 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
Jun 1st - 1st Inter-Empire Championships close in London
Jun 3rd - "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
Jun 5th - Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
Jun 6th - Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
Jun 8th - Belgium government of Schollaert falls
Jun 10th - Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
Jun 11th - Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
Jun 11th - Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey
Jun 11th - The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution
Jun 15th - Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
Jun 16th - A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
Jun 17th - Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
Jun 17th - 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
Jun 20th - NAACP incorporates (NY)
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V Jun 22nd - 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.
Jun 24th - 17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill
Jun 26th - Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
Jun 28th - Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
Jun 29th - Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria
Jun 30th - Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
Jun 30th - US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes
Jun 30th - 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club
Jul 1st - Proclamation removes "Dei Gratia" (by the Grace of God) from Canadian coins
Jul 1st - The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb Jul 3rd - Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
Jul 4th - 105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
Jul 4th - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
Jul 4th - White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
Jul 7th - 28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-0 6-0)
Jul 7th - Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
Jul 8th - Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
Jul 8th - 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
Jul 10th - 105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
Jul 13th - Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
Jul 14th - 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
Jul 15th - 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
Jul 17th - Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
Jul 20th - Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
Jul 20th - Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram BinghamArchaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham Jul 24th - Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas
Jul 24th - 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 28th - 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
Jul 29th - Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
Jul 30th - 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
Jul 31st - Hungarian education is only taught in German
Aug 1st - Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
Aug 1st - Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest
Aug 2nd - Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica
Aug 8th - The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
Aug 8th - 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 10th - Parliament Act reduces power of UK's House of Lords
Aug 10th - The UK House of Commons votes on a salary - of £400 annually - for its members
Aug 14th - General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti
Aug 14th - 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 15th - Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
Aug 19th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
Aug 22nd - Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
Aug 23rd - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
Aug 24th - Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal

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