1911 in History – What happened in year 1911

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1911 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 januaryA 7.7 Mw earthquake destroyed the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
19 marchParks Canada, the world's first national park service, was established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
25 marchThe Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killed more than 140 sweatshop workers, many of whom could not escape because the doors to the stairwell and exits had been locked.
29 marchThe M1911 single-action, semi-automatic pistol developed by American firearms designer John Browning became the standard-issue side arm in the United States Army.
02 aprilThe Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted the country's first national census.
08 aprilDutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity.
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.
27 aprilFollowing the resignation of William P. Frye, a compromise was reached in the United States Senate to rotate the office of the President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
19 mayParks Canada, the world's first national park service, was established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
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.
29 mayEnglish dramatist W. S. Gilbert of the songwriting duo Gilbertand Sullivan died while saving a young woman from drowning in his lake.
30 mayAmerican race car driver Ray Harroun won the first running ofthe Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
31 mayThe hull of the ocean liner RMS Titanic was launched. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US. The sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
16 juneIBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York. The International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
22 juneGeorge V and Mary of Teck were crowned King and Queen of theUnited Kingdom at Westminster Abbey in London.
01 julyThe German gunboat Panther arrived in the Moroccan port ofAgadir, sparking the Agadir Crisis between Germany, Great Britain, andFrance.
07 julyFour countries- Britain, Russia, Japan and USA signed a treaty on banning open water seal hunting. The treaty was known as North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911. It was the 1st treaty of world which was aimed to preserve environment and private.
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, emergedfrom the wilderness near Oroville, California, to join European Americansociety.
14 septemberPrime Minister of Russia Pyotr Stolypin was mortally shot atthe Kiev Opera House.
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 septemberAn explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battle ship Liberté detonated the forward ammunition magazinesand destroyed the ship.
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 only Governor General of Canada of royal descent.
14 octoberPrince Arthur, a son of Queen Victoria, became the only Governor General of Canada of royal descent.
09 decemberA mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, killed 84 minersdespite a well-organized rescue effort led by the United States Bureauof Mines.
14 decemberNorwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the firstpeople to reach the South Pole.
27 decemberJana Gana Mana, the national anthem of India, was first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
29 decemberSun Yat-sen was elected in Nanjing as the Provisional President Of the Republic of China.
16 JuneIBM company was founded in New York. Earlier it was named Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.

Famous birthdays in the year 1911:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 OctoberJack Finney / Author / United States of America
03 March Jean Harlow / Actress / United States of America
05 JulyEndel Aruja / Academic / Estonia
05 OctoberPierre Dansereau / Academic / Canada
05 AugustRobert Taylor / Actor / United States of America
06 FebruaryRonald Wilson Reagan / Politician / United States of America
06 AugustLucille Ball / Actress / United States of America
07 MayRıfat Ilgaz / Poet / Turkey
10 January Norman Heatley / Chemist / United Kingdom
11 DecemberQian Xuesen / Academic / China
12 AprilMahmoud Younis / Engineer / Egypt
13 JuneMaurice Copeland / Actor / United States of America
17 JulyLionel Ferbos / Trumpet Player / United States of America
18 AugustAmelia Boynton Robinson / Activist / United States of America
19 SeptemberWilliam Golding / Writer / United Kingdom
24 OctoberSonny Terry / Singer / United States of America
25 AugustVõ Nguyên Giáp / Politician / Vietnam
28 MayThora Hird / Actress / United Kingdom
28 AprilLee Falk / Producer / United States of America
30 March Ekrem Akurgal / Academic / Turkey

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1911:

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