1911 in the United States

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1911 in the United States
Years: 1908 1909 191019111912 1913 1914

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Events from the year 1911 in the United States.

Oyster shuckers in Biloxi, Mississippi 1911. Photograph by Lewis Hine.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Governors[edit]

Lieutenant Governors[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

January 18: Eugene Burton Ely lands an aircraft on a ship

April–June[edit]

May 23: Main branch of the New York Public Library opens

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in a 1911 photo.
Undated

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • March 25 – Jack Ruby, shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who (according to four government investigations)[3] assassinated President John F. Kennedy (died 1967)
  • May 27 – Hubert Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 till 1969 and United States Senator from Minnesota from 1949 till 1964 and from 1971 till 1978. (died 1978)
  • June 27 – In Syracuse, New York, Robert Russell Williams, Jr., who became the commanding officer of USS Finback (SS-230) which rescued on 2 September 1944 then-Lt. George H. W. Bush, USN after he bailed out of his Avenger torpedo bomber seven miles south of Chichi Jima in the Pacific Ocean.
  • February 6 – Ronald Reagan, actor, Governor of California, 40th President of the United States (died 2004)
  • September 21 – Clair Engle, United States Senator from California from 1959 till 1964. (died 1964)

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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