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Old 03-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default 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

World Events

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.


U.S. Events

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

Economics

Federal spending: $0.69 billion
Unemployment: 6.7%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
Philadelphia A's defeat NY Giants (4-2)

Stanley Cup
Ottawa Senators

Wimbledon
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
Meridian

NCAA Football Champions
Princeton (CFRA, HF) (8-0-2) & Penn St. (NCF) (8-0-1)

Science

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.

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HA. Yeah, that was kind of the point. It seems a lot have looked but so far you are the only one willing to fess up. I just thought it'd be fun Thanks for playing along.

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Lots of info! Not sure how I'll use it.
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