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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Friday, 26 August 2016

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 this day in history.  

1909  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on August - 11.  

1910  On this day in history denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)  

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

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  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.  

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1917  Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible) on August - 11.  

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  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 August - 11.  

1920  Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U) on August - 11.  

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  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on this day in history.  

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

1924  Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush) on August - 11.  

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  Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist on this day in history.  

1927  James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry on August - 11.  

1928  On August - 11 carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils  

1929  On August - 11 babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)  

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

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

1935  On August - 11 nazi mass demonstration against German Jews  

1935  On this day in history william Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies  

1936  On August - 11 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 this day in history birth of mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)  

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 August - 11.  

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  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on this day in history.  

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

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