Historical Events in 1911 (Part 2)

  • Nov 4 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • Nov 5 Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)
  • Nov 5 Italian forces take Tripoli & Cyrenaica, declaring suzerainty over Ottoman-controlled Libya
  • 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

Music History

Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich, conducted by Bruno Walter

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

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 25 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: UT Blues win 3rd straight title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • Nov 27 Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
  • Nov 28 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico

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