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Notable Historical Events - 1911

1911Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation (for scholarly & charitable works)

1911NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft

1911George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London

1911The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue 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

1911Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

1911Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

1911Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1911Orville 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.

1911NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1911Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin

1911Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

1911King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1911Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

1911Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

1911White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4

1911Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

1911Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

1911Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.

1911 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day 
Jan 1
South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government 
Jan 2
Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000 
Jan 3
US postal savings bank inaugurated 
Jan 3
The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July 
Jan 5
Portuguese expel Jesuits 
Jan 5
San Francisco has its first air meet 
Jan 7
1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF 
Jan 7
Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam 
Jan 10
1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego 
Jan 10
Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified) 
Jan 10
Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214 
Jan 12
The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees. 
Jan 13
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin 
Jan 13
Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa 
Jan 13
South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide 
Jan 16
Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east 
Jan 17
Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly 
Jan 17
Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in NYC 
Jan 18
1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania) 
Jan 26
Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego 
Jan 26
Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden 
Jan 28
Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo 
Jan 30
1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba 
Jan 31
Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site 
Feb 5
Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam 
Feb 6
1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona 
Feb 6
Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) 
Feb 8
US helps overthrow Pres Miguel Devila of Honduras 
Feb 17
1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego) 
Feb 18
The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away. 
Feb 21
Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique) 
Feb 22
The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs 
Feb 24
Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers 
Feb 25
Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma," premieres in Philadelphia 
Mar 3
1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri 
Mar 4
Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US 
Mar 7
US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border 
Mar 7
Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker 
Mar 8
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany. 
Mar 13
Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC 
Mar 13
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4 
Mar 13
The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax 
Mar 16
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4 
Mar 18
North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law 
Mar 20
National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC) 
Mar 20
Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC 
Mar 25
L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay 
Mar 25
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls 
Mar 30
Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed 
Apr 3
Harry James Smith's "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh" premieres in NYC 
Apr 4
Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP 
Apr 5
MCC tour match v Jamaica finishes in a tie 
Apr 5
Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer 
Apr 12
1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m) 
Apr 13
Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames 
Apr 13
The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy 
Apr 15
Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC 
Apr 15
Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning 
Apr 19
15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6 
Apr 19
George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London 
Apr 27
Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate. 
Apr 27
Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi
Apr 30
Portugal approves female suffrage 
May 2
French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco 
May 9
Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland 
May 11
The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 
May 12
American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia 
May 13
37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05 
May 13
NY Giant Fred Merkle is 1st to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st) 
May 15
British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill 
May 15
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates 
May 15
Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil (Sherman Antitrust Act) 
May 15
The Georgios Averof cruiser is bought by Greece. 
May 16
Remains of a neanderthal man found on Jersey, Channel Islands 
May 16
Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf 
May 17
36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51 
May 18
Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends 
May 19
Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris 
May 19
Phila Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series 
May 20
Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 mins Notts v Sussex 
May 21
French troop enter Fez in Morocco to quell anti-European agitation 
May 22
Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row 
May 23
NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft 
May 25
Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz 
May 26
Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature 
May 30
1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH) 
May 31
R.M.S. Titanic launched, Belfast 
Jun 1
1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ 
Jun 3
"Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1 
Jun 5
Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win 
Jun 6
Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified) 
Jun 8
Belgium government of Schollaert falls 
Jun 10
Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam 
Jun 11
Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15 
Jun 11
Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey 
Jun 11
The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution 
Jun 15
Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated. 
Jun 16
A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn. 
Jun 17
Belgium government of De Broqueville forms 
Jun 20
NAACP incorporates (NY) 
Jun 22
King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea. 
Jun 24
17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill 
Jun 26
Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph) 
Jun 28
Joseph Caillaux forms government in France 
Jun 29
Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria 
Jun 30
Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War 
Jun 30
US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes 
Jul 1
Proclamation removes "Dei Gratia" (by the Grace of God) from Canadian coins 
Jul 1
The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco 
Jul 3
Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day 
Jul 4
105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record) 
Jul 4
106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record) 
Jul 4
White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4 
Jul 7
28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: D Chambers beats D Boothby (6-0 6-0) 
Jul 7
Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record 
Jul 8
Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse 
Jul 8
35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2) 
Jul 10
105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record) 
Jul 13
Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side 
Jul 14
46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines 
Jul 15
46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines 
Jul 17
Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army 
Jul 20
Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0 
Jul 20
Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany 
Jul 24
Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas 
Jul 24
Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3 
Jul 28
96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands 
Jul 29
Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0 
Jul 31
Hungarian education is only taught in German 
Aug 1
Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point 
Aug 1
Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest 
Aug 2
Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica 
Aug 8
The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire. 
Aug 8
Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913. 
Aug 10
Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords 
Aug 10
The Great Britain, the House of Commons votes on a salary - of £400 annually - for its members 
Aug 14
General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti 
Aug 14
United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death. 
Aug 15
Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening 
Aug 19
NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times 
Aug 22
Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913) 
Aug 23
British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany 
Aug 24
Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal 
Aug 27
Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0 
Aug 28
45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record) 
Aug 29
Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California. 
Aug 31
Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip" 
Sep 1
M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km 
Sep 2
Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government 
Sep 3
31st US Men's Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E 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 airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England) 
Sep 12
Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0 
Sep 14
Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents 
Sep 17
1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min 
Sep 17
25th US Women's Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats F Sutton (8-10 6-1 9-7) 
Sep 18
Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown 
Sep 18
Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in NYC 
Sep 19
Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights 
Sep 20
Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header 
Sep 21
Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party 
Sep 22
Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 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
Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park 
Sep 29
Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode 
Sep 29
Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War 
Sep 29
Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning 
Sep 29
Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire. 
Oct 1
United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day 
Oct 4
1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station) 
Oct 5
Italian troops occupy Tripoli 
Oct 6
Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot 
Oct 6
Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game 
Oct 10
Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Natl Day) 
Oct 10
The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton. 
Oct 10
Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada 
Oct 11
Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto 
Oct 14
Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379) 
Oct 19
Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch 
Oct 20
Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC 
Oct 20
Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole 
Oct 21
RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC 
Oct 21
Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union 
Oct 24
Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole 
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 26
Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series 
Oct 28
Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game 
Oct 30
Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators 
Nov 3
Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T. 
Nov 4
France & Germany signs 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 
Nov 10
Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation (for scholarly & 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
Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance 
Nov 19
NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy 
Nov 20
Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich 
Nov 20
The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue 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, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital 
Nov 25
3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats 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 
Dec 7
Leslie J Stuarts musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC 
Dec 7
Natl Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria 
Dec 10
Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days) 
Dec 10
Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace 
Dec 12
Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India. 
Dec 14
South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian 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
SF Symphony formed 
Dec 29
Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China. 
Dec 29
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty. 
Dec 30
Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG 
Dec 30
Sun Yat-sen elected 1st pres of Republic of China 
Dec 31
Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize 
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