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Historical Events in 1911 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 237 of 237

Declaration of WarItalo-Turkish War

Nov 1 The first aerial bomb is dropped by an Italian pilot on Turkish troops in Libya during 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.

Historic InventionModel T

Nov 3 Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T
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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
  • 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

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

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 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 Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance

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Nov 19 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

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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

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

  • 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
  • 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

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Dec 3 Willis Carrier presents his influential "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • Dec 7 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 7 National Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria
  • 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.

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Dec 14 Norwegian Roald Amundsen's expedition is the 1st to each the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Dec 23 Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich
  • Dec 23 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • Dec 25 Edward Knoblock's "Kismet" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
  • Dec 29 San Francisco Symphony forms

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 29 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of the Republic of China

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Dec 29 Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty
  • Dec 30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 31 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie