December 1911 in History

Events in History

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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 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 25 Edward Knoblock's "Kismet" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
  • Dec 6 Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
  • Dec 9 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
  • Dec 11 Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
  • Dec 11 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet

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Dec 13 Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen
  • Dec 14 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
  • Dec 14 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • Dec 15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • Dec 18 Helen Vlachos, journalist
  • Dec 18 Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
  • Dec 20 Hortense Calisher, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
  • Dec 23 Niels Jerne, immunologist
  • Dec 24 Eric Briault, educationalist
  • Dec 24 Malcolm MacEwen, writer
  • Dec 25 Louise Bourgeois, sculptor
  • Dec 26 Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Dec 31 Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 10 Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94