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Historical Events For August - 11

Saturday, 25 March 2017

1909  On this day in history sOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC  

1909  On this day in history liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call  

1909  On this day in history gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer  

1910  Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour) on August - 11.  

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

1914  On this day in history jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland  

1914  France declares war on Austria-Hungary on August - 11.  

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  Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans on this day in history.  

1919  Green Bay Packers football club founded on August - 11.  

1919  On August - 11 andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83  

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

1920  On August - 11 derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)  

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

1923  On August - 11 dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

1923  On August - 11 stan Chambers, American television reporter  

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

1924  On August - 11 arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)  

1925  Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post) on this day in history.  

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  James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry on this day in history.  

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  Temp reaches 136F (57.8C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record) on this day in history.  

1934  First federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay on August - 11.  

1934  On August - 11 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay  

1935  On August - 11 nazi mass demonstration against German Jews  

1935  William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies on August - 11.  

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 August - 11.  

1600  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 11 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  Martin Gerbert, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On August - 11 death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

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  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  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on this day in history.  

1204  On August - 11 death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)  

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