1911 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 187 of 187

  • 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 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 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 4 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • Sep 9 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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 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 10 Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)
  • Oct 10 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Oct 21 RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.
  • Dec 14 Norwegian Roald Amundsen leads the 1st expedition to reach the South Pole
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 253

  • May 15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15 Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
  • May 16 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • May 17 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
  • May 18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • May 20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)
  • May 23 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)
  • May 24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • May 27 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Presidential candidate
  • May 27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
  • May 27 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
  • May 28 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
  • May 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • May 29 Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
  • May 31 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, vice chancelor (Queens University, Belfast)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, physician/CEO (ASH)
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, automotive designer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, famous African
  • Jun 13 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
  • Jun 15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • Jun 20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
  • Jun 26 Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US, 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • Jun 27 Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, Germany, Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
  • Jun 30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • Jun 30 Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )
  • Jul 1 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, writer
  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Jul 27 Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman
  • Jul 27 Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • Jul 29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 7 R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
  • Aug 9 William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Aug 10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • Aug 11 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • Aug 11 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • Aug 11 Prem Bhatia, journalist
  • Aug 11 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • Aug 11 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • Aug 13 William Bernbach, Famous Advertiser (d. 1982)
  • Aug 14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 14 Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea
  • Aug 17 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince
  • Aug 17 Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)
  • Aug 22 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Aug 23 Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
  • Aug 23 Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
  • Aug 24 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
  • Aug 25 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and statesman, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 27 Patience Edney, nurse/communist
  • Aug 28 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
  • Aug 28 Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
  • Aug 31 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
  • Sep 1 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • Sep 2 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary
  • Sep 7 Todor C Zjivkov, Bulgaria partizan/premier/president
  • Sep 9 John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 16 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 20 Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
  • Sep 23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Konstantin Chernenko, USSR leader
  • Sep 25 Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Sep 26 Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen)
  • Sep 27 Peter Muir Doig, politician
  • Sep 29 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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