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Major Events of 1911

1911 (Roman Numerals: MCMXI) was the 11th year of the 20th century. 1911 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1911.
News Events of 1911

Italian-Turkish War (1911-1912). Italy defeats Turkey and occupies Dodecanese Islands in Aegean Sea, and Libya.

Italian aviator Giulio Gavotti performs the first air-strike in history by dropping bombs from his aircraft during the Italian-Turkish War.

Roald Amundsen beats Robert F. Scott to the South Pole.

Republican revolution breaks out in China.

African National Congress founded in South Africa.

United States invades Honduras.

New York Public Library opens.

The Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation - now known as IBM - is incorporated.

USA and Canada announce negotiation of their first trade agreement.

Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

Sports in 1911

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