October 1911 in History

Events in History

  • 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

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

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Oct 10 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

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

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • Oct 19 Royal Mint in London sends dies for Canadian $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

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

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Oct 21 RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC

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

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott

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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 28 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Oct 30 Clark Griffith is named manager of Washington Senators

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • Oct 2 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Oct 9 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2006)

Person of interestClare Hollingworth

Oct 10 Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, born in Knighton, England (d. 2017)

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Journalist
Clare Hollingworth
  • Oct 12 Louis de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78), born in Limoges, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), born in Nam Định Province, French Indochina (d. 1990)
  • Oct 15 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Oct 19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • Oct 24 Clarence M. Kelley, American 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1973-77), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Oct 24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • Oct 24 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Oct 26 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), born in Osgaig, Raasay, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), dies at 77
  • Oct 7 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • Oct 14 John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), dies at 64