Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1/11/11...That's 1911

Wednesday, January 11, 1911
Top News Headlines This Week:
Jan 13 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten" premieres in Berlin   Jan 13 - Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay   Jan 13 - South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide   Jan 16 - Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east   Jan 17 - Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly   Jan 17 - Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in New York City NY  
Top Songs for 1911
Ragtime Violin by Irving Berlin    Baby Rose by Louis Weslyn    
Jimmy Valentine by Edward Madden    All Alone by Will Dillon    
Daly's Reel by J.M. Daly    Honey-Love by Jack Drislane    
The Oceana Roll by Roger Lewis    When You're Away by Seymour Brown    
1911 PricesUS President
Bread: $0.05/loafWilliam Howard Taft
Milk: $0.34/galUS Vice President
Car: $500James S. Sherman
House: $4,800 
Stamp: $0.02/ea 
Avg Income: $983/yr
DOW Avg:   82
People born on January 11
1757 - Alexander Hamilton, West Indies, 1st US Sec of Treasury ($10 face)
Top Books in 1911
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm    
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