January 1911 in history

January 1911 events chronologically

Jan 1 Northern Territory is separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control
Jan 2 A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill
Jan 3 A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan
Jan 5 Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University
Jan 12 The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees
Jan 14 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf
Jan 18 Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1911

Jan 1 Hank Greenberg an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. A member of the sport's Hall of Fame, he was one of the premier power hitters of his generation and is widely considered as one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history
Jan 16 Eduardo Frei Montalva a Chilean political leader. In his long political career, he was Minister of Public Works, president of his Christian Democratic Party, senator, President of the Senate, and the 28th president of Chile from 1964 to 1970. His eldest son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, also became president of Chile
Jan 17 George Stigler a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with Milton Friedman
Jan 17 John S. McCain Jr. a United States Navy admiral, who served in conflicts from the 1940s through the 1970s, including as the Commander, United States Pacific Command.
Jan 18 Danny Kaye an American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs
Jan 22 Bruno Kreisky an Austrian politician who served as Foreign Minister from 1959 to 1966 and as Chancellor from 1970 to 1983. Aged 72 at the end of his chancellorship, he was the oldest acting Chancellor after World War II
Jan 26 Polykarp Kusch a German-American physicist. In 1955 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with Willis Eugene Lamb for his accurate determination that the magnetic moment of the electron was greater than its theoretical value, thus leading to reconsideration of—and innovations in—quantum electrodynamics

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1911

Jan 3 Alexandros Papadiamantis an influential Greek novelist, short-story writer and poet.
Jan 9 Edvard Rusjan an Italo-Slovenian flight pioneer and airplane constructor. He died in an airplane crash in Belgrade
Jan 12 Georg Jellinek a German public lawyer, considered of Austrian origin. Along with Hans Kelsen and the Hungarian Félix Somló he belonged to the group of Austrian Legal Positivists and was considered to be "the exponent of public law in Austria“
Jan 17 Francis Galton an English Victorian progressive, polymath, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909
Jan 24 Shūsui Kōtoku a Japanese socialist and anarchist who played a leading role in introducing anarchism to Japan in the early 20th century, particularly by translating the works of contemporary European and Russian anarchists, such as Peter Kropotkin, into Japanese. He was a radical journalist, and he was executed for treason by the Japanese government
Jan 24 David Graham Phillips an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition.
Jan 31 Paul Singer (politician) a leading Marxist in and representative of the Social Democratic Party of Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Co-Chairmen of the SPD along with fellow Marxist August Bebel from 1890 until his death in 1911