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Sikorsky VS-300
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Sikorsky Memorial AirportStratfordState: CTCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/SecondaryTwoColumn.aspx?id=19687Creator: Sikorsky, Igor I.

Igor I. Sikorsky, engineering manager of the Vought – Sikorsky Division of the former United Aircraft Corporation, used the Stratford, Conn., sites to design, build, and test his innovative helicopter designs. Sikorsky’s VS-300 model helicopter was the world’s first design which used the now industry-standard single main rotor with an auxiliary anti-torque tail rotor.

Image Caption: Sikorsky’s VS-300 model helicopter
airport of Getafe
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Getafe Air BaseGetafeCountry: SpainWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/GetafeHistoricSitePR.pdf

Getafe Airfield was the site of the world’s first successful rotorcraft flight, on January 17, 1923. Lieutenant Alejandro Gómez Spencer piloted a C.4 Autogiro designed and built by Juan de la Cierva, who tested a series of autogiros between 1920 and 1924 at the Getafe site. Cierva’s autogiros introduced important technologies and flight techniques that led to the development of helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft.

 

YearAdded:
2011
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Miguel303xm (CC BY-SA 2.5)Image Caption: Airplanes in the airport of Getafe, Getafe, Madrid
Discovery of Superconductivity
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricSub Category: ResearchEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Leiden UniversityLeidenCountry: NetherlandsWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Discovery_of_Superconductivity,_1911Creator: Onne, Heike Kamerlingh

On 8 April 1911, Professor Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and his collaborators, Cornelis Dorsman, Gerrit Jan Flim, and Gilles Holst, discovered superconductivity.   They observed that the resistance of mercury approached  "practically zero" as its temperature was lowered to 3 kelvins.  Today, superconductivity makes many electrical technologies possible,  including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and high-energy particle accelerators.

YearAdded:
2011
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Museum Boerhaave Image Caption: Today, superconductivity makes many electrical technologies possible, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and high-energy particle accelerators.Era_date_from: 1911
Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Theodore Roosevelt DamTonto National ForestState: AZZip: 85545Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Theodore-Roosevelt-Dam---Salt-River-Project/

The first electric power generated by the Theodore Roosevelt Dam for commercial use was transmitted over a high-voltage line to Phoenix, where it was employed to operate the city's new streetcar system. 

YearAdded:
1970
Image Credit: Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Theodore Roosevelt DamEra_date_from: 1911
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Food ProcessingEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Dole Packaged Foods CompanyHonoluluState: HIZip: 96817Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/food-processing/-167-ginaca-pineapple-processing-machine-%281911%29--Creator: Ginaca, Henry Gabriel
Commercial pineapple production began in Hawaii about 1890. Fruit was hand-peeled and sliced to match can sizes for export. In 1911 James D. Dole hired Henry G. Ginaca to design a machine to automate the process. As fruit dropped through the Ginaca machine, a cylinder was cut to proper diameter, trimmed top and bottom, and cored. This machine more than tripled production, making pineapple Hawaii's second largest crop.
YearAdded:
1993
Image Credit: Public Domain (United States Patent)Image Caption: Ginaca Pineapple Processing MachineEra_date_from: 1911
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911 Air BaseGetafeZip: 28906Country: SpainWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/GetafeHistoricSitePR.pdfCreator: de la Cierva, Juan

Getafe Airfield was the site of the world’s first successful rotorcraft flight, on January 17, 1923. Lieutenant Alejandro Gómez Spencer piloted a C.4 Autogiro designed and built by Juan de la Cierva, who tested a series of autogiros between 1920 and 1924 at the Getafe site. Cierva’s autogiros introduced important technologies and flight techniques that led to the development of helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft. Getafe Air Base, established in 1911, now houses several training and transport units of the Spanish Air Force, as well as two aerospace manufacturing plants.

YearAdded:
2011
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Jumbero (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Getafe AirfieldEra_date_from: 1911
Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911GalvestonState: TXCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/galveston-seawall-and-grade-raising-project/Creator: Noble, Alfred, J.M. O'Rourke and Company

Galveston Island is a barrier island located two miles off the Texas coast. The island is about 3 miles wide at its widest and about 28 miles long. The Galveston Seawall extends over 10 miles along Galveston's oceanfront, protecting life and property against hurricanes and tropical storms. 

YearAdded:
2001
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ed Schipul (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Galveston Seawall and Grade RaisingEra_date_from: 1911
Belle Fourche Dam
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Dams, Water Supply & ControlEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911confluence of the Redwater and Belle Fourche RiversBelle FourcheState: SDZip: 57754Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Belle-Fourche-Dam/Creator: Orman & Crook

Belle Fourche, meaning "Beautiful Forks" in French, refers to the confluence of the Redwater and Belle Fourche Rivers. The gold rush to the Black Hills in 1876 brought many people to the area, but agriculture and livestock soon became the principal industries. Farmers and civic leaders recognized the need for a reliable source of irrigation water in this semi-arid region and petitioned the Federal government for funds to build an irrigation and flood control system.

YearAdded:
1988
Image Credit: Public Domain (United States Bureau of Reclamation)Image Caption: An aerial view of the Belle Fourche DamEra_date_from: 1911
Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Missouri RiverKansas CityState: MOZip: 64106Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/armour-swift-burlington-bridge/Creator: Waddell, John Alexander Low

Work began in 1887 on the high-level truss "Winner Bridge" crossing the Missouri River at Kansas City. The piers were completed in 1890, but for financial reasons the project was suspended. John Alexander Low Waddell, renowned civil engineer, prepared an alternate design for a lift bridge in 1895, which would ultimately be built as the Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge.

YearAdded:
1996
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Americasroof (CC BY-SA 2.5)Image Caption: The Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge it its lowered position over the Missouri RiverEra_date_from: 1911
Pullman Sleeping Car Glengyle
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Rail TransportationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1911Museum of the American RailroadDallasState: TXZip: 75210Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---2/-125-pullman-sleeping-car-glengyle-%281911%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/379a7270-9504-4fc0-a38d-bce7a0cea4a5/125-Pullman-Sleeping-Car-Glengyle-1911.aspxCreator: Pullman, George

The Glengyle is the earliest known survivor of the fleet of heavyweight, all-steel sleepers built by Pullman Company. The design was introduced in 1907 as a marked improvement over the wooden version then in use. Some 10,000 were built, in various configurations, the last in 1931. The Glengyle is original in its interior and most of its components.

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1987
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Pullman Sleeping Car GlengyleEra_date_from: 1911
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