November 1911 in History

Events in History

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

  • Nov 4 France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • Nov 5 Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica
  • Nov 5 Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)
  • Nov 6 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico

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Nov 10 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation (for scholarly & charitable works)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Nov 10 Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
  • Nov 11 Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
  • Nov 11 Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
  • Nov 15 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
  • Nov 18 Britain's first seaplane flies

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Nov 19 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

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Nov 20 The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Nov 23 Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
  • Nov 28 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)
  • Nov 1 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 2 Odysseus Elytis Alepoudellis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1979)
  • Nov 2 Raphael Robinson, US mathematician (d. 1995)
  • Nov 5 Roy Rogers, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 7 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist
  • Nov 9 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • Nov 12 Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)
  • Nov 12 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian
  • Nov 17 Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)
  • Nov 17 Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • Nov 18 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)
  • Nov 23 Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
  • Nov 24 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • Nov 25 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
  • Nov 26 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
  • Nov 26 Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Nov 26 Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster/prodigy
  • Nov 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix/Kuifje)
  • Nov 27 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist
  • Nov 28 Václav Renč, Czech poet (d. 1973)
  • Nov 29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy

Weddings in History

  • Nov 4 Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • Nov 16 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • Nov 18 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist, dies
  • Nov 19 Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered