On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1911

Historical Events

  • Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Famous Birthdays

  • Norbert Schultze, German composer, primarily of film scores, born in Brunswick, Saxony, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Polykarp Kusch, American nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Dilke, British statesman and Radical politician, dies at 67
1911 Highlights

About January 26, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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