Everything You Need to Know about 1911

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  1. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

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    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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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Nice

    Suckered me right in on that one....:cool:
     

  3. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

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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.
     
  4. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

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    EVERYTHING you need to know, my friend.:p