Historical Events in October 1911

  • Oct 1 United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
  • Oct 4 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl's Court Station
  • Oct 5 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • Oct 6 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot

Sports History

Oct 6 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game

Historic Event

Oct 10 Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

Historic Event

Oct 10 Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)

  • Oct 10 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

Sports History

Oct 11 Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are named inaugural MLB MVPs; prize is a car

  • Oct 14 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • Oct 19 Royal Mint in London sends dies for Canadian $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

Film & TV History

Oct 20 Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210W 46th St, NYC

Historic Event

Oct 20 Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole

  • Oct 21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
  • Oct 21 RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC

Italo-Turkish War

Oct 23 1st aerial reconnaissance mission is flown by an Italian pilot over Turkish lines during the Italo-Turkish War

Historic Expedition

Oct 24 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

Historic Event

Oct 24 Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

  • Oct 25 London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate
  • Oct 26 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's rout NY Giants, 13-2 at Shibe Park to clinch 4-2 series win and retain Championship
  • Oct 28 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Oct 30 Clark Griffith is named manager of Washington Senators