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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Sunday, 24 July 2016

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

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

1909  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on August - 11.  

1910  Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour) on this day in history.  

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

1912  Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women) on August - 11.  

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  On August - 11 kunio Toda, composer  

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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 August - 11.  

1919  Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83 on August - 11.  

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

1920  On this day in history derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)  

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

1923  Dutch Premier de Geer resigns on this day in history.  

1923  On August - 11 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  Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post) on this day in history.  

1926  Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double on August - 11.  

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

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  On August - 11 babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)  

1933  On this day in history 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  On August - 11 first federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history 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  On August - 11 birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

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 August - 11.  

1720  Martin Gerbert, composer was born on August - 11.  

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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  On this day in history death of leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)  

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 August - 11.  

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

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

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