January 1 - Northern Territory is separated from South Australia.
January 10 - Major Jimmie Erickson takes the first aerial photograph (over San Diego,
January 18 - Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in
San Francisco harbor, marking the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
January 26 - Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful seaplane.
January 30 - The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the
life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
March 1 - Jose Ordonez is elected President of Uruguay.
March 8 - International Women's Day is celebrated for the first time.
March 25 - Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City.
May 15 - The United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable"
monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be dissolved.
May 23 - Dedication ceremony for the New York Public Library.
June 15 - IBM incorporated as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in New York.
June 22- Coronation of George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck at Westminster
July 1 - German Warship Panther in the Moroccan port of Agadir triggers Agadir Crisis
escalating pre-WW1 tensions. Subsequent climbdown rallies German militancy.
August 8 - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House
of Representatives at 435. The law will take effect in 1913.
August 22 - Vincenzo Peruggia steals the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.
September 7 - French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion
of stealing the "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre museum.
October 10 - Wuchang Uprising which led to the founding of the Republic of China.
October 10 - Robert Laird Borden becomes Canada's eighth prime minister.
November 3 - Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market to compete with
the Ford Model T.
November 5 - After declaring war on Turkey on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes
Tripoli and Cyrenaica (this act was confirmed by an act of the Italian Parliament
on February 25, 1912).
November 11 - A record cold snap hits the United States midwest. Many cities break
record highs and lows on same day. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
November 15 - Prince Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi of Monaco, heir to the
throne and later Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco officially recognizes his illegitimate
daughter Charlotte Louise Juliette Louvet as Princess Charlotte of Monaco.
December 11 - Coronation in New Delhi of George V of the United Kingdom and Mary
of Teck as Emperor of India and Empress consort respectively.
December 14 - Roald Amundsen's expedition reaches the South Pole.
December 29 - Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
University of Wales, Bangor moved to new buildings.
1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica published.
End of Qing Dynasty in China.
Rutherford deduces the existence of a compact atomic nucleus from scattering
Onnes discovers superconductivity.Year in topic
1911 in literature
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm.
1911 in sports
January 21 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally.
May 30 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends
with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.Births
January 1 - Hank Greenberg
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1986).
January 3 - John Sturges
January 7 - Butterfly McQueen
, actress (d. 1995).
January 22 - Bruno Kreisky
, Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990).
January 29 - Peter von Siemens
, industrialist (d. 1986).
January 30 - Roy Eldridge
, jazz musician (d. 1989).
February 6 - Ronald Reagan
, United States President, actor (d. 2004).
February 8 - Elizabeth Bishop
, poet, Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1979).
February 8 - Big Joe Turner
, blues singer (d. 1985).
February 11 - Alec Cairncross
, chancellor of the University of Glasgow.
February 19 - Merle Oberon
, actress (d. 1979).
March 3 - Jean Harlow
, actress (d. 1937).
March 13 - L. Ron Hubbard
, author (d. 1986).
March 16 - Josef Mengele
, Nazi war criminal (d. 1979).
March 24 - Joseph Barbera
March 25 - Jack Ruby
, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967).
March 26 - Tennessee Williams
March 29 - Brigitte Horney
, actress (d. 1988).
March 30 - Jan Marinus van der Linde
April 8 - Emil Cioran
, Romanian-born French philosopher and essayist (d. 1995).
April 11 - Stanislawa Walasiewicz
, Polish-American sprinter.
April 26 - Marianne Hoppe
April 30 - Martinus Cornelis van der Doorn
May 7 - Adriaan van den Houten
May 8 - Robert Johnson
, Blues guitarist and singer.
May 11 - Phil Silvers
, actor, comedian (d. 1985).
May 15 - Max Frisch
May 17 - Maureen O'Sullivan
, actress (d. 1998).
May 18 - Big Joe Turner
, blues singer (d. 1985).
May 20 - Annie M. G. Schmidt
, Dutch children books writer.
May 20 - Gardner Fox
, writer (d. 1986).
May 26 - Ben Alexander
May 27 - Hubert H. Humphrey
, U.S. Vice President and Senator.
May 27 - Teddy Kollek
, mayor of Jerusalem.
May 27 - Vincent Price
, actor (d. 1993).
May 28 - Fritz Hochwälder
, author (d. 1986).
June 26 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias
, American athlete and golfer.
July 4 - Mitch Miller
, singer, television personality.
July 18 - Hume Cronyn
, actor (d. 2003).
June 29 - Bernard Herrmann
July 21 - Marshall McLuhan
July 31 - Janna Johanna (Jannie) van den Houten
August 23 - Willem Franke
October 13 - Ashok Kumar
, actor, India (d. 2001).
October 14 - Le Duc Tho
, Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d. 1990).
September 2 - Floyd Council
, U.S. blues musician, Pink Floyd was named after him.
September 9 - John Gorton
, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia.
September 15 - Jacoba Francina van den Houten
September 23 - Frank Moss
, U.S. Senator Utah.
December 3 - Nino Rota
December 11 - Naguib Mahfouz
, Nobel prize-winning Egyptian novelist.
December 13 - Kenneth Patchen
, poet and painter.
December 28 - Neeltje van den Houten
, SOE agent, WW II heroine, executed by the Nazis (d. 1944).C. L. Moore
, science fiction and fantasy writer.Deaths
January 9 - Maarten Willem Janse
February 1 - Maria van der Windt
February 11 - Albert von Rothschild
, Austrian baron and banker.
May 18 - Gustav Mahler
May 29 - William S. Gilbert
May - Cornelia (Katie) van Houten
June 2 - Maria Louisa van den Houten
July 4 - Christiaan Kamermans
September 16 - Edward Whymper
, British explorer.
October 14 - John Marshall Harlan
, Supreme Court justice.
October 29 - Joseph Pulitzer
, newspaper publisher and journalist.
December 10 - Joseph Dalton Hooker
, botanist (b. 1817).To my Homepage