Historical Events for August 1911
Events 1 - 17 of 17
1st - Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
2nd - Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica
8th - The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
8th - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
10th - Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords
14th - General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti
14th - United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
15th - Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
19th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
22nd - Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
22nd - Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
23rd - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
24th - Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
27th - Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
28th - 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
29th - Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
31st - Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"