Everything You Need to Know about 1911
I see alot of talk about the 1911s, so I thought I'd incorporate facts for 1911s of a different sort. Have fun!
1911: The Year in Review
First use of aircraft as offensive weapon occurs in Turkish-Italian War. Italy defeats Turks and annexes Libya.
Chinese Republic proclaimed after revolution overthrows Manchu dynasty. Sun Yat-sen named president.
Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz, president since 1877, replaced by Francisco Madero.
Roald Amundsen becomes first man to reach South Pole.
U.S. explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Incan city of Machu Picchu.
Supreme Court finds Standard Oil Company (May 15) and American Tobacco Company (May 29) to be in violation of Sherman Antitrust Act.
William Howard Taft is president of the US
146 women and girls die in fire at a sweatshop owned by the Triangle Shirtwaist Co.
First trans-continental air flight from New York to Pasadena
Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in Paris
The US files an antitrust suit against US Steel Corporation
Ronald Reagan, Tennessee Williams, and Vincent Price are born
Joseph Pulitzer dies
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is published
Federal spending: $0.69 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
Philadelphia A's defeat NY Giants (4-2)
Women: Dorothea Chambers d. D. Boothby (6-0 6-0)
Men: Tony Wilding d. R. Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2 (ret))
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Princeton (CFRA, HF) (8-0-2) & Penn St. (NCF) (8-0-1)
British physicist Ernest Rutherford discovers the structure of an atom.
American geneticist Thomas Morgan shows that inherited factors are represented by genes placed at specific sites along a chromosome.
Last edited by fapprez; 03-21-2008 at 05:01 PM.