Historical Events in December 1911

Historic Event

Dec 3 Willis Carrier presents his influential "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • Dec 7 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 7 National Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Belgium poet and playwright Maurice Maeterlinck is presented in absentia with the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Dec 10 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane in 84 days
  • Dec 10 Dutch lawyer Tobias Asser receives the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 12 Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

Music Premiere

Dec 23 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" premieres at the Kurf├╝rstenoper in Berlin, Germany, sung in German as "Der Schmuck der Madonna"

Theater Premiere

Dec 23 Frank Wedekind's play "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich

  • Dec 25 Edward Knoblock's "Kismet" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty
  • Dec 29 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
  • Dec 29 San Francisco Symphony forms

Election of Interest

Dec 29 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of the Republic of China

  • Dec 30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG

Nobel Prize

Dec 31 Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry, for her work with radioactivity