On This Day

Historical Events in November 1911

Italo-Turkish War

Nov 1 The first aerial bomb is dropped by an Italian pilot on Turkish troops in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War

Model T

Nov 3 Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T

  • Nov 4 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • Nov 5 Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica
  • Nov 5 Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)
  • Nov 6 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated President of Mexico

Historic Event

Nov 10 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works

  • Nov 10 Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
  • Nov 11 Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
  • Nov 11 Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
  • Nov 15 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
  • Nov 18 Britain's first seaplane flies
  • Nov 18 Ludwig Thuille's opera "Lobetanz" first American performance

Historic Event

Nov 19 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

  • Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

Historic Event

Nov 20 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

  • Nov 23 Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco, renamed Letterman General Hospital
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: UT Blues win 3rd straight title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 14-7

Sports History

Nov 25 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: 1907 Wimbledon champion Norman Brookes of Australia beats countryman Horace Rice 6-1, 6-2, 6-3

  • Nov 27 Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
  • Nov 28 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico