What Happened on August 1, 1911

Historical Events

Historic Event

Harriet Quimby passes her pilot's test and becomes the 1st US woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate

Historic Event

Omar Bradley, aged 18, begins education in West Point Military Academy

  • Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Kenneth Loveless, British priest, concertina player, and folk dancer, born in England (d. 1995)
  • Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, British India (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies
1911 Highlights

About August 1, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo