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  Timeline: 1911
 
 
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
April 2, 1911 Milan-San Remo Gustave Garrigou (Fra) 289.3 km
April 16, 1911 Paris-Roubaix Octave Lapize (Fra) 266 km
May 15-June 6, 1911 Giro d'Italia Carlo Galetti (Ita) 12 Stages, 3,530 km
June 12, 1911 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Joseph Van Daele (Bel) 234 km
July 2-30, 1911 Tour de France Gustave Garrigou (Fra) 15 Stages, 5,343 km
November 2, 1911 Giro di Lombardia Henri Pelissier (Fra) Milan-Sesto San Giovanni, 232 km
  • Paris, France- 1911, The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre (see 1914).
  • South 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.
  • Tour 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.”
  • The Great Cold Snap of 11/11/11- November 11, 1911 was the biggest cold snap in U.S. history. Many cities broke record high temperatures during the early afternoon, only to deal with single-digit temperatures during the night. Many Midwest cities experienced record highs and lows on the same day.
  • King of England- George V received the Crown and became King of England and Ireland, and the Emperor of India.
  • Nobel Prize- Marie Curie received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Notable Deaths-
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 the Austrian.

 

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