1911 in History – What happened in year 1911

In history, year 1911 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1911.

Know what happened in 1911:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 AprilThe Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted the country's first national census.
03 January A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroyed the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
09 DecemberA mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, killed 84 minersdespite a well-organized rescue effort led by the United States Bureauof Mines.
10 OctoberThe Xinhai Revolution began with the Wuchang Uprising, markingthe beginning of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and the establishmentof the Republic of China.
13 OctoberPrince Arthur, a son of Queen Victoria, became the onlyGovernor General of Canada of royal descent.
22 AprilTsinghua University , one of the leading universities in mainland China, was founded, funded by an unexpected surplus in indemnities paid by the Qing Dynasty to the United States as a result of the Boxer Rebellion.
22 JuneGeorge V and Mary of Teck (both pictured) were crowned King andQueen of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey in London.
25 September An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board theFrench battleship Liberté detonated the forward ammunition magazinesand destroyed the ship.
29 March The M1911 single-action, semi-automatic pistol developed by American firearms designer John Browning became the standard-issue side arm in the United States Army.
14 DecemberNorwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the firstpeople to reach the South Pole (pictured).
29 DecemberSun Yat-sen was elected in Nanjing as the Provisional Presidentof the Republic of China.
25 SeptemberAn explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board theFrench battleship Liberté detonated the forward ammunition magazinesand destroyed the ship.
21 AugustLeonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by amuseum employee and was not recovered until two years later.
28 AugustThe last member of the Yahi, known as Ishi (pictured), emergedfrom the wilderness near Oroville, California, to join European Americansociety.
01 JulyThe German gunboat Panther arrived in the Moroccan port ofAgadir, sparking the Agadir Crisis between Germany, Great Britain, andFrance.
19 MayParks Canada, the world's first national park service, wasestablished as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of theInterior.
08 AprilDutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discoveredsuperconductivity.
03 January A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroyed the city of Almaty in RussianTurkestan.
10 OctoberThe Xinhai Revolution began with the Wuchang Uprising, marking the beginning of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China.
12 January The University of the Philippines College of Law was founded,eventually graduating many of the leading Filipino political figuressince then.
14 SeptemberPrime Minister of Russia Pyotr Stolypin was mortally shot atthe Kiev Opera House.
21 AugustLeonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by amuseum employee and was not recovered until two years later.
21 MayMexican President Porfirio Díaz and the revolutionaryFrancisco Madero signed the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez to put an end tothe fighting between the forces of both men, and thus concluding theinitial phase of the Mexican Revolution.
22 AprilTsinghua University ('The Old Gate' pictured), one of theleading universities in mainland China, was founded, funded by anunexpected surplus in indemnities paid by the Qing Dynasty to the UnitedStates as a result of the Boxer Rebellion.
24 SeptemberHis Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, waswrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
25 MarchThe Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killedmore than 140 sweatshop workers, many of whom could not escape becausethe doors to the stairwells and exits had been locked.
27 DecemberJana Gana Mana, the national anthem of India, was first sungin the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
29 DecemberSun Yat-sen was elected in Nanjing as the Provisional Presidentof the Republic of China.
30 MayAmerican race car driver Ray Harroun won the first running ofthe Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
13 OctoberPrince Arthur, a son of Queen Victoria, became the firstGovernor General of Canada of royal descent as well as the first Princeof Great Britain and Ireland to hold that position.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1911:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberWalter Alston / Baseball Player / United States of America
01 AugustJackie Ormes / Journalist / United States of America
03 January John Sturges / Producer / United States of America
06 FebruaryRonald Wilson Reagan / Politician / United States of America
08 AprilMelvin Calvin / Academic / United States of America
09 JulyJohn Archibald Wheeler / Author / United States of America
09 AugustWilliam Alfred Fowler / Astronomer / United States of America
09 AugustEddie Futch / Boxer / United States of America
11 JulyErna Flegel / Nurse / Germany
12 MayCharles Biro / Author / United States of America
13 MayMaxine Sullivan / Actress / United States of America
16 JulySonny Tufts / Actor / United States of America
17 MayMaureen O'Sullivan / Actress / United States of America
20 March Alfonso García Robles / Lawyer / Mexico
21 JuneIrving Fein / Producer / United States of America
21 March Walter Lincoln Hawkins / Scientist / United States of America
24 March Joseph Barbera / Director / United States of America
24 JuneJuan Manuel Fangio / Racing Car Driver / Argentina
27 AprilBruno Beger / Basketball Player / Germany
27 DecemberAnna Russell / Actress / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1911:

YearName / Profession / Country
20 SeptemberShriram Sharma / Activist / India
11 SeptemberLala Amarnath / Cricketer / India
14 AugustVethathiri Maharishi / Philosopher / India
21 JulyUmashankar Joshi / Poet / India
12 MarchDayanand Bandodkar / Politician / India
05 MarchAir Marshal S. Mukherjee / Indian Air Force / India
07 MarchSachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan / Writer / India
09 FebruaryBabubhai J. Patel / Politician / India
13 OctoberAshok Kumar / Actor / India
04 MayPritilata Waddedar / Activist / India
20 JulyBaqa Jilani / Cricketer / India
13 February Faiz Ahmad Faiz / Poet / India
08 OctoberRam Dass Katari / Indian Navy / India
19 January Choor Singh / Lawyer / India
05 MarchSubroto Mukerjee / Indian Air Force / India
05 MayPritilata Waddedar / Activist / India
07 March Sachchidananda Vatsyayan / Author / India
08 OctoberRam Dass Katari / Naval Chief / India
25 OctoberGhanshyam Oza / Politician / India
12 OctoberVijay Merchant / Cricketer / India

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