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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Friday, 06 March 2015

1909  On this day in history 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  On this day in history gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer  

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  Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955) on this day in history.  

1914  Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland on August - 11.  

1914  France declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

1915  Kunio Toda, composer on this day in history.  

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

1923  On August - 11 dutch Premier de Geer resigns  

1923  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on August - 11.  

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 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  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  Temp reaches 136 degrees F (58ø C) at San Luis Potos, Mex (world record) on this day in history.  

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  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 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  On August - 11 birth of paul Hallman, composer  

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

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on August - 11.  

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on August - 11.  

1673  Richard Mead, London, physician was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on August - 11.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1204  On this day in history death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)