What Happened on January 3, 1911

Historical Events

  • The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
  • The Russian Turkestan city of Almaty is destroyed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake

Siege of Sidney Street

The Siege of Sidney Street: fire fight breaks out in London's East End between Latvian gang and Police, who request army back-up. First Siege caught on camera by Pathé News with Winston Churchill observing [1]

  • US postal savings bank inaugurated
1911 History

Famous Birthdays

  • John Sturges, American film director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1992)
Born in 1911

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (The Murderess), dies at 59

About January 3, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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