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Historical Events In August - 11

Friday, 03 July 2020

1909  On this day in history sOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC  

1909  On August - 11 liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call  

1909  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on August - 11.  

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

1911  On this day in history alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)  

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history stan Chambers, American television reporter  

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 August - 11.  

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 this day in history james Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry  

1928  On this day in history carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils  

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 Potosí, Mex (world record) on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history temp reaches 136░F (57.8░C) 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 this day in history.  

1935  On August - 11 william Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies  

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  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

1635  On August - 11 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  Martin Gerbert, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on this day in history.  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on August - 11.  

1180  On this day in history guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

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

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

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