< MCMXI = 1911 >
Events in 1911
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|30 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|17 February:|| ||This day or week Gaston Hervieu successfully tests his automatic parachute extraction system by throwing a dummy from the Eiffel Tower.|
|1 March:|| ||Jacobus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist, winner of the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901, dies in Berlin at age 58.|
|16 March:|| ||Las Vegas in the Nevada desert is made an incorporated city.|
|8 April:|| ||Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes notices that the resistance in a solid mercury wire in a liquid helium bath suddenly disappears when cooled to 4.2 kelvin, calling his discovery “supraconductivity”.|
|13 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|18 May:|| ||Gustav Mahler, Austrian-Bohemian composer, dies in Vienna at age 50.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 June:|| ||Four late 19th century companies merge to form the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, NY, changing its name in 1924 to International Business Machines or IBM.|
|13 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1329 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 Augustus:|| ||The “Mona Lisa” is stolen by an employee of the Louvre Museum who thinks it belongs in an Italian museum, to be recovered two years later.|
|12 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|2 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 October:|| ||The Wuchang Uprising starts the Xinhai Revolution that leads to the founding of the Republic of China.|
|29 October:|| ||Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-born American newspaper publisher, dies on Jekyll Island at age 64.|
|1 November:|| ||During the Italo-Turkish War a bomb is dropped from a combat airplane for the first time.|
|3 November:|| ||Car manufacturing company Chevrolet is founded by Swiss-born race car driver and mechanic Louis Chevrolet, sold to General Motors in 1917.|
|19 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|12 December:|| ||The capital of India is moved from Calcutta to Delhi.|
|14 December:|| ||Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his four partners reach the South Pole, beating Robert Scott and his party by thirtyfive days.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|29 December:|| ||Following the Xinhai revolution the Bogd Khan declares Mongolia independent from the Chinese Qing dynasty.|
People in 1911
George Freeth, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Antoni Gaudí, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli and U Thant celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1911 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1815, 1826, 1837, 1843, 1854, 1865, 1871, 1882, 1893, 1899 and 1905 in the century before it and 1922, 1933, 1939, 1950, 1961, 1967, 1978, 1989, 1995 and 2006 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1911 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 29 June 2017.