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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

1909  On August - 11 sOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC  

1909  Liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call on August - 11.  

1909  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on this day in history.  

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

1911  On August - 11 alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)  

1912  On August - 11 jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)  

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

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

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

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  On August - 11 green Bay Packers football club founded  

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

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

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

1921  Alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots) on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

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 this day in history.  

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  Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve) on August - 11.  

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 August - 11.  

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 August - 11.  

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

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

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

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482) was born on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history birth of paul Hallman, composer  

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

1635  On August - 11 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  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  Martin Gerbert, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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