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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1911 AD


January 1: Belgian Mining law introduces 9 -hour work day
January 1: South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
January 2: Brooklyn Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
January 3: U.S. postal savings bank inaugurated
January 5: Portuguese expel Jesuits
January 5: SF has it's 1st air meet
January 7: 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
January 7: Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
January 10: 1st photo in U.S. taken from an airplane, San Diego
January 10: Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to U.S. (not ratified)
January 10: Trumper scored double cricket ton vs. South Africa, goes on to get 214
January 13: Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin
January 13: Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay
January 13: South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
January 16: Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
January 17: Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
January 17: Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in New York City
January 18: 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
January 26: Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
January 26: Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
January 28: Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
January 30: 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
January 31: Congress names San Francisco as Panama Canal opening celebration site


February 5: Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
February 6: 1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona
February 6: Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey
February 8: U.S. helps overthrow President Miguel Devila of Honduras
February 8: Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma," premieres in New York City
February 17: 1st hydroplane flight to and from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
February 21: Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse elegique)
February 25: Opera "Natoma," premieres in Philadelphia


March 3: 1st U.S. federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri
March 4: Victor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes 1st socialist congressman in U.S.
March 7: U.S. sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
March 7: Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, California, patents coin-operated locker
March 8: 1st International Woman's Day
March 13: Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady," premieres in New York City
March 13: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont), 7-4
March 16: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
March 18: North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
March 20: National Squash Tennis Association forms (New York City)
March 20: Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway New York City
March 25: L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
March 25: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
March 30: Lotschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed


April 3: Harry James Smith' "Mrs. Bumsted-Leigh," premieres in New York City
April 4: Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
April 5: MCC tour match vs. Jamaica finishes in a tie
April 5: Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
April 12: 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
April 13: Polo Grounds grandstand and left field bleachers go up in flames
April 15: Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St. New York City
April 15: Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning
April 19: 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6
April 19: George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play," premieres in London
April 30: Portugal approves woman suffrage


May 2: French troops occupy Fes El Bali Morocco
May 9: Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland
May 13: 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
May 13: New York 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 with the Sherman Antitrust Act
May 16: Remains of a neanderthal man found in Jersey UK
May 16: Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf
May 17: 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
May 18: President/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
May 19: Maurice Ravels opera "L'Heure Espagnole," premieres in Paris
May 19: Philadelphia Athletics are 12 games back in AL, and will win World Series
May 20: Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 minutes Notts vs. Sussex
May 22: Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
May 23: New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft
May 25: Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
May 26: 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
May 29: 1st running of Indianapolis 500
May 30: 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)


June 1: 1st U.S. group insurance policy written, Passaic, New Jersey
June 3: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
June 5: Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
June 6: Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to U.S., not ratified
June 8: Belgium government of Schollaert falls
June 10: Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
June 11: Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
June 11: UNIA founded by Garvey
June 17: Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
June 20: NAACP incorporates in New York
June 22: King George V of England crowned
June 24: 17th U.S. Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago Golf Club in Illinois
June 26: Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph, 133 kph
June 28: Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
June 29: Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes premier
June 30: Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
June 30: U.S. Assay Office in St. Louis, Missouri closes


July 1: German boat Panther nears for Agadir Morocco
July 1: Proclamation removes "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
July 3: Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
July 4: 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
July 4: 106 degrees F (41 degrees C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
July 4: Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 and ends a 40 game hit streak
July 4: White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak
July 7: 28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: D Chambers beats D Boothby (60 60)
July 7: Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
July 8: Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
July 10: 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
July 14: 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
July 15: 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
July 17: Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
July 20: Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St. Louis Browns, 5-0
July 20: Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
July 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
July 24: Hiram Bingham discovers Lost City of the Incas
July 28: 96 degrees F (35.6 degrees C) in De Bilt Netherlands
July 29: Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St. Louis Browns, 5-0
July 31: Hungarian education is only taught in German


August 1: Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
August 2: Haiti's dictator Simon flees on U.S. warship near Jamaica
August 10: Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords
August 14: General Leconte appointed temporary President of Haiti
August 15: Procter and Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
August 19: New York Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
August 22: Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
August 22: Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
August 23: British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
August 24: Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
August 27: Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
August 28: 45.7 cm rainfall at St. George, Georgia (state record)
August 31: Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"


September 1: M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
September 2: Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
September 3: 31st U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (64 64 62)
September 4: Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
September 9: 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
September 12: Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0
September 17: 25th U.S. Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats F Sutton (8-10 61 97)
September 18: Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
September 18: Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in New York City
September 19: Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights
September 20: Yankees set team record 12 errors in a double header
September 22: Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
September 23: Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
September 25: French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
September 25: Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
September 25: Italy declares war on Turkey
September 29: Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
September 29: Italy declares war on Turkey
September 29: New York Yankees steal 15 bases and get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning


October 1: United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hour day
October 4: 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
October 5: Italian troops occupy Tripoli
October 6: Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
October 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
October 10: Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)
October 11: Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
October 14: Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
October 19: Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
October 20: Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St. New York City
October 20: Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole
October 21: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
October 21: RS Hichens and M Hudsons "Garden of Allah," premieres in New York City
October 24: Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
October 26: Philadelphia A's beat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
October 28: Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
October 30: Clark Griffith is named manager of Washington Senators


November 4: Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
November 4: France and Germany signs treaty about Morocco and Congo
November 5: Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (84 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, New York, Sept 17)
November 5: Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tipoli and Cyrenaica
November 6: Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico
November 10: Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corp (for scholarly and charitable works)
November 10: Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
November 15: Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 and $10 gold coins
November 18: Britain's 1st seaplane flies
November 18: Opera "Lobetanz" 1st American performance
November 19: New York receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
November 20: Gustav Mahlers "Tie Song of the Erde" premieres in Munich
November 23: Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco renamed Letterman General Hospital
November 25: 3rd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
November 27: Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
November 28: Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico


December 7: Leslie J Stuarts musical "Betsy," premieres in New York City
December 7: National Hockey Association forms with New Westminister, Vancouver and Victoria
December 10: Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of U.S. by airplane (84 days)
December 10: Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
December 14: South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
December 23: Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire," premieres in Munich
December 23: Opera "I Giojelli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
December 25: Edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in New York City
December 29: Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
December 29: SF Symphony formed
December 30: Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs vs. Australia at MCG
December 30: Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of Republic of China
December 31: Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
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