April 1911 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 3 Harry James Smith's "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh" premieres in NYC
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • Apr 3 W R Lee, language teacher
  • Apr 4 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • 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 Lord Deramore, architect
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • 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 20 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • Apr 24 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • Apr 26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • Apr 30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 13 George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Apr 13 John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)
  • Apr 14 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • Apr 15 Georg Knorr, German engineer, dies
  • Apr 25 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)