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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

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  On this day in history alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)  

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 August - 11.  

1914  On August - 11 france declares war on Austria-Hungary  

1915  On August - 11 kunio Toda, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1919  Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

1920  On this day in history 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 this day in history dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

1923  On this day in history 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  On this day in history carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)  

1926  Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist  

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

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  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  On this day in history william Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies  

1936  On this day in history 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  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on August - 11.  

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 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  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

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

0480  On this day in history death of leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on August - 11.  

1171  On this day in history louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies  

1180  On August - 11 guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

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

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