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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Friday, 31 July 2015

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  On August - 11 gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer  

1910  Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour) on this day in history.  

1911  Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis) on this day in history.  

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 August - 11 kunio Toda, composer  

1917  On August - 11 dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)  

1918  Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans on August - 11.  

1919  Green Bay Packers football club founded on this day in history.  

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 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  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on August - 11.  

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 August - 11.  

1926  On this day in history cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double  

1926  On August - 11 aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist  

1927  On this day in history 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  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  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  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  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  On this day in history birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

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

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  

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

1171  On August - 11 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  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on August - 11.  

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