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Historical Events In August - 11

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on August - 11.  

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

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

1912  On August - 11 jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)  

1913  Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955) on August - 11.  

1914  Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland on August - 11.  

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

1915  On August - 11 kunio Toda, composer  

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 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  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 August - 11.  

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

1933  On this day in history temp reaches 136 degrees F (58ø C) at San Luis Potosí, 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  1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay on this day in history.  

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

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  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on August - 11.  

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

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

1673  On August - 11 birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  On August - 11 birth of sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)  

1720  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

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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  On August - 11 death of flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople  

0480  On August - 11 death of leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on August - 11.  

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

1204  On August - 11 death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)  

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