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Historical Events For August - 11

Friday, 28 April 2017

1909  SOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC on August - 11.  

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 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 August - 11 france declares war on Austria-Hungary  

1915  Kunio Toda, composer on August - 11.  

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

1918  On August - 11 battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans  

1919  On August - 11 green Bay Packers football club founded  

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

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

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  Dutch Premier de Geer resigns on August - 11.  

1923  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on August - 11.  

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 August - 11 carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)  

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

1926  On August - 11 aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist  

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  On August - 11 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  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  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 August - 11.  

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

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

1718  On this day in history 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  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on August - 11.  

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

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

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

1204  On this day in history death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)  

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