Historical Events in 1911

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  • Jan 1 Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day
  • Jan 1 South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
  • Jan 2 Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
  • Jan 3 US postal savings bank inaugurated
  • Jan 3 The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
  • Jan 3 The Russian Turkestan city of Almaty is destroyed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • Jan 5 Portuguese expel Jesuits
  • Jan 5 San Francisco has its first air meet
  • Jan 7 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
  • Jan 7 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
  • Jan 10 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
  • Jan 10 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • Jan 10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • Jan 12 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 13 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

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Jan 13 Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jan 13 South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
  • Jan 14 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition lands on the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Jan 16 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
  • Jan 17 Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
  • Jan 17 Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 18 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
  • Jan 26 Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
  • Jan 26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
  • Jan 28 Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
  • Jan 30 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
  • Jan 30 The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Jan 31 Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
  • Feb 5 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 6 1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona
  • Feb 6 Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Feb 8 US helps overthrow Presnt Miguel Devila of Honduras
  • Feb 17 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
  • Feb 18 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 21 Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique)
  • Feb 22 The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
  • Feb 24 Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers
  • Feb 25 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
  • Mar 3 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri
  • Mar 4 Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • Mar 7 US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
  • Mar 7 Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
  • Mar 8 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 13 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
  • Mar 13 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 16 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
  • Mar 18 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
  • Mar 20 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • Mar 20 Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 24 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
  • Mar 25 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • Mar 25 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
  • Mar 30 Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
  • Apr 3 Harry James Smith's "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 4 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
  • Apr 5 MCC tour match v Jamaica finishes in a tie
  • Apr 5 Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
  • Apr 12 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
  • Apr 13 Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames
  • Apr 13 The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy
  • Apr 15 Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC

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

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

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Apr 19 George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London

  • Apr 27 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 27 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 30 Portugal approves female suffrage
  • May 2 French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco
  • May 9 Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 11 The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • May 12 American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia
  • May 12 1st Inter-Empire Championships open in London
  • May 13 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • May 13 NY Giant Fred Merkle is 1st to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
  • May 15 British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill
  • May 15 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates
  • May 15 Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil (Sherman Antitrust Act)
  • May 15 The Georgios Averof cruiser is bought by Greece.
  • May 16 Remains of a neanderthal man found on Jersey, Channel Islands

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May 16 Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • May 17 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
  • May 18 Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
  • May 19 Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris
  • May 19 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
  • May 20 Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 mins Notts v Sussex
  • May 21 French troop enter Fez in Morocco to quell anti-European agitation
  • May 22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

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

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • May 25 Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
  • May 26 Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature
  • May 30 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
  • May 31 RMS Titanic launched in Belfast
  • Jun 1 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
  • Jun 1 1st Inter-Empire Championships close in London
  • Jun 3 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
  • Jun 5 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • Jun 8 Belgium government of Schollaert falls
  • Jun 10 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • 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)
  • Aug 23 British premier Herbert Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
  • 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
  • Sep 18 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • Oct 20 Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole
  • 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