On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • US postal savings bank inaugurated

Famous Birthdays

  • John Sturges, American director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)