Events in year of 1911

  • 01-01South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
  • 01-02Brooklyn Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
  • 01-03US postal savings bank inaugurated
  • 01-05Portuguese expel Jesuits
  • 01-05San Francisco has its 1st air meet
  • 01-071st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, San Francisco
  • 01-07Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
  • 01-101st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
  • 01-10Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • 01-13Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay
  • 01-16Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
  • 01-17Failed assassination attempt on Premier Briand in French Assembly
  • 01-181st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
  • 01-26Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
  • 01-28Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
  • 01-301st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
  • 01-31Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
  • 02-05Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
  • 02-061st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona
  • 02-06Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople / Istanbul Turkey
  • 02-08US helps overthrow President Miguel Devila of Honduras
  • 02-171st hydroplane flight to and from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
  • 02-25Opera "Natoma, " premieres in Philadelphia
  • 03-031st US federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens in Missouri
  • 03-04Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • 03-07US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
  • 03-07Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
  • 03-13Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont), 7-4
  • 03-16Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
  • 03-18North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law

People born in year of 1911

  • 01-01Hank Greenberg: Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)
  • 01-03John Sturges: United States -- Director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • 01-06Eduardo Frei Montalva: President of Chile (1964-70)
  • 01-06Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov: Actor (Telegram, Town People)
  • 01-06Yannis Andreou Papaioannou: Composer
  • 01-08Andrej Ocenas: Composer
  • 01-08Butterfly McQueen [Thelma]: Tampa, Florida -- Actress (Gone With the Wind)
  • 01-09Stafford William Somerfield: British newspaper editor
  • 01-10Jan Boon [Tjalie Robinson]: Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
  • 01-13Johannes Bjelke-Petersen: Premier (Queensland)
  • 01-14George Amadee Tremblay: Composer
  • 01-14Helmut Degen: Composer
  • 01-15Cy Feuer: NYC, New York -- Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
  • 01-15Wim Kan: Dutch cabaretier
  • 01-16Gilbert Gadoffre: French Scholar
  • 01-16Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean: HOF baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 01-17Hermann Pfrogner: Austria -- Musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • 01-18Gabor Darvas: Composer
  • 01-21Stanley William Reed: Cineaste
  • 01-22Bruno Kreisky: Austria -- Bandleader / chancellor (1970-83)
  • 01-22Roberto Garcia Morillo: Composer
  • 01-23Dan Smith: Harmonica / gospel singer
  • 01-24C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore: United States -- Sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
  • 01-25Julia Frances Smith: Composer
  • 01-26Norbert Schultze: Composer
  • 01-26Polykarp Kusch: United States -- Nuclear physicist (Nobel 1955)
  • 01-27Benay Venuta: San Francisco, California -- Actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister)
  • 01-30Alexander George Ogston: Biochemist
  • 01-30Roy Eldridge: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • 01-31A G Ogston: President (Trinity College-Oxford)

People died in year of 1911

  • 01-09Edwin Arthur Jones: Composer, dies at 57
  • 01-15Wilhelm Berger: Composer, dies at 49
  • 01-17Francis Galton: English scholar, dies at 88
  • 01-24Carl Eilhardt: Composer, dies at 67
  • 01-26Charles Wentworth Dilke: English Undersecretary of State, dies at 67
  • 02-04Peter A "Piet" Cronje: South African Boer General, dies at about 75
  • 02-11Albert von Rothschild: Baron / Austrian banker, dies at 66
  • 02-20Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov: Composer, dies at 56
  • 02-20Peter Nicolai von Wilm: Composer, dies at 76
  • 03-07Antonio Fogazzarro: Italian writer / Poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 03-13Jacob M van Bemmelen: Dutch physicist / chemist, dies at 80
  • 03-20Jean-Theodore Radoux: Composer, dies at 75
  • 03-24Matthew Stanley Robison: President (Cardinals)
  • 03-29Felix Alexandre Guilmant: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-10Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis: Composer, dies at 35
  • 04-15Georg Knorr: German engineer
  • 05-28Stephanus J du Toit: So Afr Theologist / journalist (Afr Bond)
  • 05-29William Schwenck Gilbert: Engl writer (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74
  • 06-09Carry Amelia Moore Nation: American temperance leader
  • 06-14Johan Severin Svendsen: Composer, dies at 70
  • 06-18Franjo Zaver Kuhac: Composer, dies at 76
  • 07-02Felix Mottl: Composer, dies at 54
  • 07-05George J Stoney: Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • 07-25Filippo Capocci: Composer, dies at 71
  • 08-01Konrad Duden: German linguist (Das grosse Duden Lexicon)
  • 08-10Carl Christian Lumbye: Composer, dies at 70
  • 08-12Petrus H Hugenholtz: Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
  • 08-16Karl Munzinger: Composer, dies at 68
  • 09-16Edward Whymper: English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn)
  • 09-21Arab Pasha: "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister

Events in year of 1912

  • 01-01Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
  • 01-03South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
  • 01-04Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
  • 01-051st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
  • 01-06New Mexico becomes 47th state
  • 01-09US marines invade Honduras
  • 01-10Caillaux government in France resigns
  • 01-17Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
  • 01-18English explorer Robert F Scott and his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before
  • 01-29Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 02-02Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
  • 02-072nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)
  • 02-081st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 02-09US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 02-12China adopts Gregorian calendar
  • 02-141st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Connecticut
  • 02-14Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
  • 02-16VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 02-22J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph - 161.29 km/h
  • 02-26Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03 / 01)
  • 02-27Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
  • 03-01Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
  • 03-01Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, New York City
  • 03-05Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
  • 03-07Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
  • 03-111st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
  • 03-12Captain Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane
  • 03-12Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
  • 03-12Helen Hayes Theater opens at 238 W 44th St, New York City
  • 03-13Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games

People born in year of 1912

  • 01-01Kim Philby: British spy / Soviet mole
  • 01-01Victor Reuther: Wheeling, West Virginia -- Labor leader
  • 01-02Andre Ameller: Composer
  • 01-02Anna Lee: Ightham, England -- Actress (Scruples, Lila- General Hospital)
  • 01-02Barbara Pentland: Winnipeg, Manitoba -- Composer
  • 01-02Renato Guttuso: Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • 01-05Frank Pace, Jr.: US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • 01-06Jacques Cesar Ellul: Writer
  • 01-08Rudolf G Escher: Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • 01-09Ralph Tubbs: Architect
  • 01-11Donald Barry: Houston, Texas -- Actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak)
  • 01-11Roger Lewis: Aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • 01-11Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe: Waco, Texas -- Pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 01-12Peter Pooley: Broadcaster
  • 01-16Franz Tumler: Austria -- Author / Novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 01-17Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov: Composer
  • 01-18Charles Moeller: Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • 01-18William Sansom: English writer (Loving Eye)
  • 01-19Francis David Charteris: Earl of Wemyss and March / Scottish landowner
  • 01-19Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans: Dutch Social Democratic Party Chairman (1965-69)
  • 01-19Leonid V Kantorovich: St. Petersburg, Russia -- Economist (Nobel)
  • 01-20Christopher Casson: Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
  • 01-21Konrad Bloch: Germany -- Biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • 01-23Ank van der Moer: Actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
  • 01-25Lucius E Burch, Jr.: US lawyer / civil rights leader
  • 01-26Cora Baird: NYC, New York -- Puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
  • 01-28Jackson Pollock: Cody, Wyoming -- Expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)
  • 01-28William "Bill" Henson: English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • 01-29Jacob "Jaap" Balk: Journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • 01-30Barbara Tuchman: United States -- Historian / author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)

People died in year of 1912

  • 01-03Felix Dahn: Writer, dies at 77
  • 01-14Otto Liebmann: German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
  • 01-16Georg Heym: Writer, dies at 24
  • 01-29Hermann Bang: Writer, dies at 54
  • 02-10Joseph Lister: 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic)
  • 02-16Edgar Evans: British explorer (Antarctica)
  • 02-17Aloys von Aerenthal: Foreign Minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
  • 02-17L Oates: British explorer (Antarctica)
  • 03-29Robert F Scott: British pole explorer (Antarctica)
  • 03-30Karl May: German writer (Winnetou / Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70
  • 04-12Clara Barton: Organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90
  • 04-20Bram Stoker: Irish theater manager / writer (Dracula)
  • 04-30Frantisek Kmoch: Composer
  • 05-14August Strindberg: Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • 05-14Frederik VIII C W K: King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
  • 05-26Jan Blockx: Belgian opera Composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
  • 05-30Wilbur Wright: US aviation pioneer
  • 06-25Louis Antoine: Belgian miner / Sect Leader, dies at about 65
  • 07-15Francisco Lazaro: Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • 07-25Lawrence Alma Tadema: Dutch / British painter, dies at 76
  • 07-30Mutsuhito: 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • 08-13Jules EF Massenet: French opera Composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
  • 08-19Alfonse Hasselmans: Composer, dies at 67
  • 08-20William Booth: English Minister / founder (Leader des Heils)
  • 08-22Pope Gregory IX
  • 09-01Sam[uel E] van Beem: Actor (Dollar Princess), dies at 62
  • 09-01Samuel Coleridge Taylor: African-British composer, dies at 37
  • 09-30Mary Frances Allitsen: Composer, dies at 63
  • 10-03Guido Papini: Composer, dies at 65
  • 10-04Gen Zeledon: Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed