1911 in History
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