Top News Stories from 1911

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Tobias M. C. Asser (Holland) and Alfred H. Fried (Austria)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: William H. Taft
Vice President: James S. Sherman
Population: 93,863,000
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Federal spending: $0.69 billion
Unemployment: 6.7%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02


World Series
Philadelphia A's d. NY Giants (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Ottawa Senators
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
NCAA Football Champions
Princeton (CFRA, HF) (8-0-2) & Penn St. (NCF) (8-0-1)


Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgium)
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  • 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
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  • 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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