By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
15-June 6, 1911
Van Daele (Bel)
San Giovanni, 232 km
France- 1911, The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre (see
Pole- Norway’s Roald Amundsen reached the
South Pole. A British team headed by Robert Scott raced to
the South Pole
only to find note left by Amundsen 35 day earlier. Scott and
his team died on the journey back.
de France- the monster climbs of the Pyrenees Mountains were
a huge success in 1910.
The next legendary climb of the
TdF was named the Col du Galibier. In 1911 race director
Henri Desgranges wrote of his new Alpine giant, “O,
col Bayard, O, Tourmalet... next to Galibier you are worthless.”
Great Cold Snap of 11/11/11- November 11, 1911 was the
biggest cold snap in U.S. history. Many cities broke record
temperatures during the early afternoon, only to deal with single-digit temperatures
during the night. Many Midwest cities experienced record
and lows on the same day.
of England- George V received the Crown and became King of England
and Ireland, and the
Emperor of India.
Prize- Marie Curie received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Albert von Rothchild, February 11, 1911, Austria’s
first family of banking, controlled the Rothchild banking
concerns. In 1913, astronomers named a long lost asteroid “Albert” for
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