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Historical Events For August - 11

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

1863  Arpad Szendy, composer on this day in history.  

1866  World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) on August - 11.  

1867  On August - 11 hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)  

1868  Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)  

1872  On this day in history lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80  

1873  On this day in history john Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)  

1874  On this day in history harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head  

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  On this day in history frederick Jerome Work, composer  

1882  Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia on this day in history.  

1883  Ernst Stadler, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust  

1885  $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty on this day in history.  

1888  California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store) on August - 11.  

1888  Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh) on this day in history.  

1890  Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor on August - 11.  

1890  John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history the birth of Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet  

1892  On this day in history hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound)  

1894  On this day in history wilhelm Grosz, composer  

1896  Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain on this day in history.  

1897  The birth of Enid Blyton, English author on August - 11.  

1897  On August - 11 louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)  

1898  On August - 11 arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist  

1900  Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS] on this day in history.  

1901  Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82 on August - 11.  

1902  Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu) on August - 11.  

1903  Michael Whalley Wickham, artist on this day in history.  

1904  German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa on this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  On this day in history birth of mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)  

1600  Paul Hallman, composer was born on August - 11.  

1613  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on August - 11.  

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on August - 11.  

1673  On August - 11 birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on August - 11.  

1720  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  


Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On August - 11 death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

0449  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on August - 11.  

0480  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on August - 11.  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on August - 11.  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on August - 11.  

1180  Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies on August - 11.  

1183  On this day in history christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies  

1204  On August - 11 death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)  


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