ALSO IN 1911...
George V is crowned at Westminster Abbey. His reign would see the fall of Europe’s greatest empires as well as the devastation of World War I.
Germany sends a gunboat to the Moroccan port of Agadir, challenging France’s rights over the country and triggering a diplomatic crisis.
Ishi, the last known member of the Yahi people, emerges out of the Californian wilderness. Aged around 50 when he appeared, he lived until 1916 – spending his final years being studied by (and living at) the University of California, Berkeley.
Earls Court becomes the first London Underground station to have an escalator fitted. A one-legged man was paid to be the first to use it, to demonstrate its safety.
In Detroit, the Chevrolet Motor Company enters the automobile industry to compete with Ford.