November 1911 in History

Events in History

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 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

Historic Event

Nov 19 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

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 28 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 1 Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, born in Moscow (d. 2007)
  • Nov 2 Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet (Nobel Prize 1979), born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1996)
  • Nov 2 Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, born in National City, California (d. 1995)
  • Nov 7 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist
  • Nov 9 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • Nov 12 Luc Estang [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)
  • Nov 12 Pennar Davies, Welsh poet, author and theologian, born in Mountain Ash, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Nov 17 Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • Nov 17 Nobutaka Shikanai, Japanese media CEO (Fujisankei Communications Group), born in Hokkaido, Japan (d. 1990) [1]
  • Nov 18 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer, born in San Lazzaro Parmense, Italy (d. 2000)
  • Nov 23 Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
  • Nov 24 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • Nov 25 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
  • Nov 26 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • Nov 26 Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 27 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (Hello Dolly), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Nov 27 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist of the Philippines, born in Manila, Philippine Islands (d. 2011)
  • Nov 28 Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator, born in Vodochody, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Nov 29 Klaus Fuchs, German-British atomic physicist and spy, born in Rüsselsheim Germany (1988)

Weddings in History

  • Nov 4 Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • Nov 16 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • Nov 19 Ramon Caceres, President of the Dominican Republic (1906-11), murdered at 44