Historical Events For Year 1911

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January 3, 1911

The 1911 Kebin earthquake has a 7.7 moment magnitude killing more than 450 near Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
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January 18, 1911

Eugene B. Ely makes the first aircraft land on a ship, landing in the San Francisco harbor on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania.
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January 26, 1911

The successful negotiation of the reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and Canada is announced.
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February 13, 1911

The Croatian football club HNK Hajduk Split is founded.

February 17, 1911

Fred Wiseman carries three letters between Petaluma and Santa Rosa, California, marking the first "quasi-official" airmail flight.

March 18, 1911

The first celebration of International Women's Day occurs. Read More

March 25, 1911

146 dies in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. Read More

April 27, 1911

An insurrection where Chinese rebels attempt to create a power base by taking five Chinese villages in order to fight Imperial rule, the Huanghuagang Uprising, takes place in China.

May 21, 1911

A peace treaty is signed during the Mexican Revolution between Madero' rebels and government troops in Ciudad Juarez.
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May 24, 1911

Government troops kill some 200 individuals when they fire at anti-Diaz demonstrators in Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution.
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May 30, 1911

Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500 with his average speed around 75 miles per hour.
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May 31, 1911

The RMS Titanic hull is launched. Read More

June 22, 1911

The United Kingdom and the British Dominions crown George V as king. Read More

July 24, 1911

The rediscovery of Machu Picchu in Peru is made by Hiram Bingham. Read More

August 22, 1911

The Mona Lisa being stolen is discovered in the Louvre. Read More

September 29, 1911

War is declared on the Ottoman Empire by Italy. Read More

October 10, 1911

The founding of the Republic of China is led by the Xinhai Revolution that was started by the Wuchang Uprising.
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November 1, 1911

The Italo-Turkish War sees the world's first combat aerial bombing mission when Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs on Libya.
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November 4, 1911

The Treaty of Berlin leads to the splitting of Morocco between France and Spain and brings the Agadir Crisis to a close.
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December 29, 1911

The Republic of China elects Sun Yat-sen as the Provisional President.