Historical Events For August - 11
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
1863 Arpad Szendy, composer on this day in history.
1866 On August - 11 world's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)
1867 Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade) on this day in history.
1868 On this day in history halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
1870 On this day in history tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
1872 Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1873 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing) on August - 11.
1874 Harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head on August - 11.
1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos on August - 11.
1877 On this day in history adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d.1954)
1880 Frederick Jerome Work, composer on August - 11.
1882 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia on this day in history.
1883 On August - 11 ernst Stadler, writer
1884 On August - 11 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
1885 $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty on August - 11.
1888 On this day in history california Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)
1888 On this day in history owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
1890 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor on August - 11.
1890 John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89 on August - 11.
1892 The birth of Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet on August - 11.
1892 On August - 11 hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound)
1894 Wilhelm Grosz, composer on this day in history.
1896 On August - 11 harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
1897 The birth of Enid Blyton, English author on this day in history.
1897 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury) on this day in history.
1898 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]
1901 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82 on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
1903 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist on August - 11.
1904 On August - 11 german-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
1904 Jess Stacy, pianist on August - 11.
1907 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn on August - 11.
1907 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player) on August - 11.