On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1911

Historical Events

  • Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The funeral of Paul and Laura Lafargue (daughter of Karl Marx) in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Shiley, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
1911 Highlights

About November 20, 1911

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 109 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio