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* [[Geneva Mercer]] sold her first sculpture.
* [[Geneva Mercer]] sold her first sculpture.
* [[Robert Nelson]] became Birmingham's health officer.
* [[Robert Nelson]] became Birmingham's health officer.
* Brother [[Joseph Zoettl]] was placed in charge of the power plant at [[St Bernard's Abbey]] in [[Cullman]].

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1911 was the 40th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.


Former president Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd in Ensley during the 7th Annual Conference on Child Labor.






The Women's Club House




Gail Patrick



See Also



In 1911, the first Monte Carlo races were held. A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killed 146. The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. Roald Amundsen's expedition became the first to reach the South Pole.

Books published in 1911 included The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Popular music published included "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Irving Berlin and "(On) Moonlight Bay" by Edward Madden & Percy Wenrich.

Notable births in 1911 included burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, baseball player Hank Greenberg, actress Butterfly McQueen, President Ronald Reagan, author L. Ron Hubbard, murderer Jack Ruby, playwright Tennessee Williams, chemist Melvin Calvin, actor Vincent Price, film composer Bernard Herrmann, singer LaVerne Andrews, actress & dancer Ginger Rogers, actress Lucille Ball, and singer & actor Roy Rogers. Notable deaths included composer Gustav Mahler, dramatist W. S. Gilbert, temperance activist Carrie Nation, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, aviator Eugene Burton Ely, and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

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