Historical Events For August - 11
Monday, 22 January 2018
1909 SOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC on August - 11.
1909 On this day in history liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call
1909 On August - 11 gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
1910 On August - 11 denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
1911 On August - 11 alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
1912 On August - 11 jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)
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 this day in history.
1915 Kunio Toda, composer on this day in history.
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 August - 11.
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 this day in history.
1920 On August - 11 derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
1921 Alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots) on August - 11.
1923 On August - 11 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 On this day in history arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)
1925 On this day in history carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
1926 On August - 11 cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
1926 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist on this day in history.
1927 James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry on this day in history.
1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils on August - 11.
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 Potosˇ, Mex (world record)
1933 Temp reaches 136°F (57.8°C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1935 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies on this day in history.
1936 On August - 11 chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton