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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Friday, 30 January 2015

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

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

1909  On August - 11 gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer  

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

1911  Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis) on August - 11.  

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

1913  On this day in history angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)  

1914  Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland on this day in history.  

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

1915  Kunio Toda, composer on August - 11.  

1917  Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible) on August - 11.  

1918  On August - 11 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 August - 11.  

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

1923  On this day in history dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

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

1924  On August - 11 1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken  

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

1926  Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist on this day in history.  

1927  On August - 11 james Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry  

1928  On August - 11 carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils  

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 August - 11.  

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 August - 11.  

1935  On this day in history nazi mass demonstration against German Jews  

1935  William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies on this day in history.  

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  On August - 11 birth of mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)  

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

1613  On this day in history birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

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

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  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 August - 11.  

0449  On this day in history death of flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople  

0480  On August - 11 death of leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)  

0897  On August - 11 death of wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona  

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

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

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

1204  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on August - 11.