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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 16, 1911

    Buckingham Palace

    Victoria Memorial

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 16, 1911

    The last major building work took place during the reign of King George V when, in 1913, Sir Aston Webb redesigned Blore's 1850 East Front to resemble in part Giacomo Leoni's Lyme Park in Cheshire. This new, refaced principal façade (of Portland stone) was designed to be the backdrop to the Victoria Memorial, a large memorial statue of Queen Victoria, placed outside the main gates.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday May 21, 1911

    Mexican Revolution

    The Treaty of Ciudad Juárez

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday May 21, 1911

    With the Federal Army defeated in a string of battles, Diaz's government began negotiations with the revolutionaries. One of Madero's representatives in the negotiations was his running mate in the 1910 elections, Francisco Vázquez Gómez. The talks culminated in the 21 May 1911 Treaty of Ciudad Juárez. The signed treaty stated that Díaz would abdicate the presidency along with his vice president Ramón Corral by the end of May 1911, to be replaced by an interim president, Francisco León de la Barra, until elections were held.




  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 31, 1911

    Titanic

    Building

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 31, 1911

    The name Titanic derives from the Titan of Greek mythology. Built in Belfast, Ireland, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (as it was then known), the RMS Titanic was the second of the three Olympic-class ocean liners—the first was the RMS Olympic and the third was the HMHS Britannic.




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