May 1911 calendar

May 1911

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1911.
The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1911: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1911?


  • 08 May 1911 Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa launches an attack against government troops in Ciudad Juarez without Madero's permission the government troops surrender on May 10.
  • 09 May 1911 Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland.
  • 13 May 1911 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05.
  • 15 May 1911 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates.
  • 16 May 1911 Remains of a neanderthal man found in Jersey United Kingdom.
  • 17 May 1911 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51.
  • 18 May 1911 President / Dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
  • 19 May 1911 Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
  • 20 May 1911 Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 minutes Notts versus Sussex.
  • 21 May 1911 Mexican President Porfirio Diaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero sign the Treaty of Ciudad Juarez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, and thus concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution.
  • 22 May 1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row.
  • 23 May 1911 New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft.
  • 24 May 1911 Mexican Revolution: Government troops fire at anti-Diaz demonstrators in Mexico City, killing about 200 (officials claim only 40).
  • 25 May 1911 Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz signs his resignation and leaves for Veracruz on May 31 he leaves for exile in France.
  • 26 May 1911 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
  • 29 May 1911 1st running of Indianapolis 500
  • 30 May 1911 At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
  • 31 May 1911 The ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic is launched.
  • 15 May 1911 More than 300 Chinese immigrants are killed in the Torreón massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution led by Emilio Madero take the city of Torreón from the Federales.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1911?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Think It Over, Mary
  2. - Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  3. - Gems from The Pirates of Penzance
  4. - Oh, That We Two Were Maying
  5. - Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?