On This Day

What Happened in 1911

Historical Events

  • Jul 24 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas
  • Aug 21 "Mona Lisa" stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia; recovered in 1913

1911 in Sport

  • May 30 1st Indianapolis 500: Ray Harroun driving a Marmon Wasp for Nordyke & Marmon Company comes out of retirement, wins inaugural event; average speed: 74.602 mph (120.060 km/h)

Famous People in 1911

Would You Believe?

Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

On August 29, 1911

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