News and Events of 1911
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Philadelphia A's d. NY Giants (4-2)
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
NCAA Football Champions
Princeton (CFRA, HF) (8-0-2) & Penn St. (NCF) (8-0-1)
- The first feature film is released when the two reels of D.W. Griffith's Enoch Arden are screened together.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Marie Curie (France), for discovery of elements radium and polonium
Physics: Wilhelm Wien (Germany), for his laws governing the radiation of heat
Physiology or Medicine: Allvar Gullstrand (Sweden), for work on the dioptrics of the eye
- 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.