Historical Events in 1911

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  • 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 3rd The Russian Turkestan city of Almaty is destroyed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • 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.

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Jan 13th Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jan 13th Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa
  • Jan 13th South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
  • Jan 14th Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition lands on the Ross Ice Shelf
  • 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 30th The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy
  • 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

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Apr 15th Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 19th 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6

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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.

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Apr 27th Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
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.
  • 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

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May 16th Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • 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 Philadelphia 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

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May 23rd NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard 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 RMS Titanic launched in 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 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)

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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.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 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

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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 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 Women's 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

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

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 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 President 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 21st "Mona Lisa" stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
  • Aug 23rd British premier Herbert Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
  • Aug 24th Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal
  • Aug 27th Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • Aug 28th 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
  • Aug 29th Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • Aug 31st Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"
  • Sep 1st M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • Sep 2nd Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • Sep 3rd 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 4th Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • Sep 9th 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)

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

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Sep 14th Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
  • Sep 17th 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min
  • Sep 18th Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
  • Sep 18th Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19th Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • Sep 20th Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header

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Sep 21st 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 22nd Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 23rd Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • Sep 25th French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • Sep 25th Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • Sep 29th Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
  • Sep 29th Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • Sep 29th Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
  • Sep 29th Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • Oct 1st United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
  • Oct 4th 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl's Court Station
  • Oct 5th Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • Oct 6th Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
  • Oct 6th 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 10th Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)
  • Oct 10th The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

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

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • Oct 11th Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
  • Oct 14th Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • Oct 19th Royal Mint in London sends dies for Canadian $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
  • Oct 20th Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC
  • Oct 20th Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole
  • Oct 21st RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21st Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union

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Oct 24th 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 24th 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 25th London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate
  • Oct 26th Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • Oct 28th Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Oct 30th Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators

CommunicationModel T

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