What Happened on December 14, 1911

Heartbreak and Tragedy for Captain Scott

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Norwegian Roald Amundsen's expedition is the 1st to each the South Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer, born in Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt German Empire (d. 1998)
  • Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Federal Trust), born in Kraslice, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)
  • Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
1911 Highlights

About December 14, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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