Historical Events in January 1911

  • Jan 1 Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day
  • Jan 1 South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
  • Jan 3 The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
  • Jan 3 The Russian Turkestan city of Almaty is destroyed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • Jan 3 US postal savings bank inaugurated
  • Jan 5 San Francisco has its first air meet
  • Jan 7 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
  • Jan 10 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
  • Jan 10 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • Jan 10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • Jan 12 The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.

Theater Premiere

Jan 13 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Die Ratten" (The Rats) premieres in Berlin

Historic Event

Jan 13 Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa

  • Jan 13 South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
  • Jan 14 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition lands on the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Jan 15 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives at San Francisco
  • Jan 16 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east

Assassination Attempt

Jan 17 Failed assassination attempt on French Prime Minister Aristide Briand in the French Assembly

  • Jan 17 Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 18 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
  • Jan 26 Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego

Music Premiere

Jan 26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden, Germany

  • Jan 28 Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
  • Jan 30 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
  • Jan 30 The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Jan 31 Congress names San Francisco as Panama Canal opening celebration site