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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Saturday, 19 April 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  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 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  France declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

1915  Kunio Toda, composer on this day in history.  

1917  Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1920  Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U) on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots)  

1923  On this day in history dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

1923  On this day in history stan Chambers, American television reporter  

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  On this day in history cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double  

1926  On this day in history aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1935  Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews on this day in history.  

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

1936  Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton on this day in history.  

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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  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1635  On this day in history birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

1667  On this day in history birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  Richard Mead, London, physician was born on this day in history.  

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

1720  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople  

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 this day in history.  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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