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.