What Happened on January 26, 1911

Historical Events

  • Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego

Music Premiere

Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Norbert Schultze, German composer, primarily of film scores, born in Brunswick, Saxony, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Polykarp Kusch, American nuclear physicist (1955 Nobel Prize for Physics - for determining the magnetic moment of the electron), born in Blankenburg, Germany (d. 1993)
Born in 1911

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Dilke, British statesman and Radical politician, dies at 67

About January 26, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius