CONTINUING THE LEGACY
OF THE ELEVENTH EDITION OF
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA

MAJOR EVENTS OCCURING DURING 1911-1926
COVERED IN THE EB11 SUPPLEMENTS:

1911:
  • Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary
  • Remains of Neanderthal man found in cave in Jersey, Channel Is.
  • Chinese rebellion against Manchu dynasty begins
  • Amundsen reaches South Pole
  • 1912:
  • Scott reaches South Pole and perishes on return trip
  • Abdication of Manchu dynasty in China. Republic formally inaugurated.
  • Titanic sinks
  • Olympic Games in Stockholm
  • Death of Mutsuhito, Emperor of Japan
  • 1913:
  • Gandhi arrested in Natal province
  • First ship passes through Panama Canal
  • 1914:
  • World War begins in Europe
  • Death of Pope Pius X; Benedict XV succeeds
  • Federal Reserve Banking system in USA begins

  • 1915:
  • Transcontinental telephone service begins in USA--New York/San Francisco
  • 1916:
  • First Woman elected to the Congress of the USA
  • 1917:
  • Tsar of Russia abdicates; Russian Revolution begins
  • USA declares war on Germany
  • Balfour declaration regarding Palestine
  • 1918:
  • USA inaugurates Daylight Savings Time
  • Airmail service begins between Washington, New York and Philadelphia
  • former Tsar of Russia executed
  • Czechoslovakia recognized as a nation by the British Government
  • Armistice ending World War I signed
  • German Emperor abdicates

  • 1919:
  • Diamond weighing 388 1/4 carats found in South Africa
  • Prohibition passes as Amendment to USA Constitution
  • League of Nations adopted by Paris Peace Conference
  • First non-stop flight between New York and Chicago
  • Jack Dempsey wins World heavy Weight Boxing Championship at Toledo, Ohio beating Jess Willard
  • 1920:
  • Woman Suffrage Amendment to USA Constituion ratified
  • 1921:
  • America's Unknown Warrior buried at Arlington Cemetery (1921)
  • Germany requests moratorium regarding Reparation payments (1921)
  • 1922:
  • Death of Pope Benedict XV; Pope Pius XI succeeds
  • Mt. Everest expedition attempts to reach summit, but is overwhelmed
  • British Mandate proclaimed in Palestine
  • Facist government formed in Italy under Mussolini

  • 1923:
  • Tomb of Tutankhamen found in Egypt
  • Photograph of eclipse confirms Einstein's Theory of Relativity
  • Eruption of Mt. Etna
  • 1924:
  • Death of Nikolai Lenin, Dictator of Russia
  • Pan-American Treaty signed
  • Olympic games in Paris
  • First flight around the world ends in Seattle, Washington
  • 1925:
  • First woman elected Governor in USA
  • Giza pyramid opened
  • Hindenburg elected President of Germany
  • J.T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school
  • 1926:
  • Rhiza Shah Pahlevi crowned Shah in Persia
  • Lt. Commander Byrd reaches North Pole by airplane
  • Announcement of discovery of illinium, element 61 in the Periodic Table

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