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Historical Events in September 1911

  • Sep 1 M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • Sep 2 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • Sep 3 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: William Larned wins his 5th consecutive & 7th overall US singles title; beats Maurice McLoughlin 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
  • Sep 4 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • Sep 9 1st European post delivered by air (Hendon to Windsor, England)

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Sep 12 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers dual for final time; Boston Rustlers' Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of the Giants; NY wins, 11-2

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Sep 14 Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime had been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
  • Sep 17 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min
  • Sep 18 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

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Sep 18 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Sep 19 Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • Sep 20 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 21 Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Sep 22 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 23 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • Sep 25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • Sep 25 Groundbreaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • Sep 28 NY Highlanders get 13 walk & steal 15 bases (including then record 6 in one inning), beating Browns 18-12; each team committed 6 errors
  • Sep 29 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode

Declaration of WarItalo-Turkish War

Sep 29 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War

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Italian airships bomb Turkish positions. The Italo-Turkish War was the first conflict to feature aerial bombardment.
Italian airships bomb Turkish positions. The Italo-Turkish War was the first conflict to feature aerial bombardment.
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