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Historical Events For August - 11

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

1909  SOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC on this day in history.  

1909  On August - 11 liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call  

1909  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)  

1911  Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis) on this day in history.  

1912  On August - 11 jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)  

1913  On August - 11 angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)  

1914  On August - 11 jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland  

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

1915  Kunio Toda, composer on this day in history.  

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1917  On August - 11 dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)  

1918  On this day in history battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans  

1919  On this day in history green Bay Packers football club founded  

1919  Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1920  1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia on August - 11.  

1920  Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U) on August - 11.  

1921  On August - 11 alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots)  

1923  On August - 11 dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

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  On August - 11 arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)  

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

1926  On August - 11 cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double  

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

1927  James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry on August - 11.  

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  On August - 11 temp reaches 136 degrees F (58ø C) at San Luis Potos, Mex (world record)  

1933  On August - 11 temp reaches 136F (57.8C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record)  

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

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

1935  Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews on August - 11.  

1935  On this day in history william Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies  

1936  Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton on August - 11.  

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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 this day in history.  

1600  On August - 11 birth of paul Hallman, composer  

1613  On August - 11 birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on August - 11.  

1667  On August - 11 birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  Richard Mead, London, physician was born on August - 11.  

1718  On August - 11 birth of sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)  

1720  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

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

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

0897  On this day in history death of wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona  

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

1180  Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies on this day in history.  

1183  On August - 11 christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies  

1204  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on this day in history.  

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