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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1909  SOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC on August - 11.  

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  Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour) on this day in history.  

1911  Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis) on August - 11.  

1912  Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women) on this day in history.  

1913  On August - 11 angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)  

1914  Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland on this day in history.  

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

1915  On this day in history kunio Toda, composer  

1917  On this day in history dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)  

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 August - 11.  

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

1920  On this day in history 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  Dutch Premier de Geer resigns on August - 11.  

1923  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 11.  

1926  On this day in history 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 August - 11.  

1929  Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history first federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay  

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

1935  Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews on August - 11.  

1935  William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1667  On August - 11 birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  Richard Mead, London, physician was born on August - 11.  

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  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on this day in history.  

0449  On August - 11 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 August - 11.  

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

1204  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on August - 11.