On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1911

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Declaration of WarItalo-Turkish War

The first aerial bomb is dropped by an Italian pilot on Turkish troops in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War
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Italian airships bomb Turkish positions. The Italo-Turkish War was the first conflict to feature aerial bombardment.
Italian airships bomb Turkish positions. The Italo-Turkish War was the first conflict to feature aerial bombardment.

Famous Birthdays

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  • Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, born in Moscow (d. 2007)
  • Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), born in Black Rock, Connecticut (d. 2009)