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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Thursday, 18 September 2014

1909  On this day in history sOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC  

1909  Liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer  

1910  On August - 11 denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)  

1911  On August - 11 alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)  

1912  On this day in history jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)  

1913  Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland  

1914  On this day in history france declares war on Austria-Hungary  

1915  On August - 11 kunio Toda, composer  

1917  On this day in history dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)  

1918  Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans on August - 11.  

1919  Green Bay Packers football club founded on this day in history.  

1919  On this day in history andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83  

1920  1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia on this day in history.  

1920  On August - 11 derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)  

1921  Alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots) on August - 11.  

1923  Dutch Premier de Geer resigns on August - 11.  

1923  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on this day in history.  

1924  1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken on this day in history.  

1924  Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush) on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)  

1926  Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double on this day in history.  

1926  Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist on August - 11.  

1927  On this day in history james Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry  

1928  Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils on this day in history.  

1929  Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve) on this day in history.  

1933  Temp reaches 136 degrees F (58ø C) at San Luis Potos, Mex (world record) on this day in history.  

1933  Temp reaches 136F (57.8C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record) on this day in history.  

1934  First federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay  

1935  On August - 11 nazi mass demonstration against German Jews  

1935  William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies on August - 11.  

1936  On August - 11 chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482) was born on August - 11.  

1600  On this day in history birth of paul Hallman, composer  

1613  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1673  On this day in history birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on this day in history.  

0449  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

0480  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on this day in history.  

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

1171  On August - 11 louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies  

1180  On this day in history guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on August - 11.  

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