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MINERS ENTOMBED.
BLACKDAMP EXPLOSION
NEGRO CONVICTS PERISH
- SAN FRANCISCO APRIL 9, 1911
An explosion occured in the Banner Coal Mine at Littleton, Alabama. More than two hundred Miners, most of whom were negro convicts, were entombed. It is known that the death toll will exceed one hundred. Few bodies can be recovered because of the blackdamp. Fourty-five miners noticed the blackdamp in time to dash to the shaft from which they were rescued "in the nick of time".


Misses Miggings sold her 1 millionth pie.


April 16 1911

Elections, supervised by the United States, were held for the National Assembly of Nicaragua. With the assistance of the Army, General Luis Mena, the Minister of War, secured the election of many of his followers to the new legislature.


April 17 1911

The record was set for the highest number of immigrants 11,745 being processed in a single day through the U.S. Bureau of Immigration station at Ellis Island.

The first public performance of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" was given, with the Irving Berlin tune being sung by Emma Carus as part of the Big Easter Vaudeville Carnival at the American Music Hall in Chicago.

The city of Palm Beach, Florida, was incorporated.

The Spanish steamer San Fernando, on its way from Huelva to Liverpool, sank off of Cape Finisterre. Four people were rescued by the Portimao, but 21 others drowned


April 18 1911

In response to a demand by U.S. President Taft, and the implied threat of an American invasion, Mexico's President Diaz informed Ambassador Wilson that his troops would avoid clashes with rebels near the border shared by the two nations. The agreement followed the deaths of two Americans in Douglas, Arizona, from fighting in Agua Prieta. Two days later, Diaz's formal note claimed that Americans had aided the rebels and had allowed shots to be fired from the U.S. side of the border.

Born: Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian physicist, in Lemberg, and Huntington Hartford, American heir and billionaire, in New York City.

Died: B.V. Matevich-Matsevich, Russian aviator, in a plane crash

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April 18 1911

In response to a demand by U.S. President Taft, and the implied threat of an American invasion, Mexico's President Diaz informed Ambassador Wilson that his troops would avoid clashes with rebels near the border shared by the two nations. The agreement followed the deaths of two Americans in Douglas, Arizona, from fighting in Agua Prieta. Two days later, Diaz's formal note claimed that Americans had aided the rebels and had allowed shots to be fired from the U.S. side of the border.

Born: Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian physicist, in Lemberg, and Huntington Hartford, American heir and billionaire, in New York City.

Died: B.V. Matevich-Matsevich, Russian aviator, in a plane crash

Okay. How about the slightly more important ...

1906 San Francisco earthquake

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