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Historical Events In August - 11

Sunday, 09 May 2021

1909  On August - 11 sOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC  

1909  Liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call on August - 11.  

1909  Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer on this day in history.  

1910  On August - 11 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  On August - 11 angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)  

1914  On this day in history jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland  

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

1915  On August - 11 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  Green Bay Packers football club founded on this day in history.  

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 this day in history derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)  

1921  On August - 11 alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots)  

1923  Dutch Premier de Geer resigns on this day in history.  

1923  On August - 11 stan Chambers, American television reporter  

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

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  Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double on August - 11.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1933  On August - 11 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 August - 11.  

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

1936  On this day in history chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton  

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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  On this day in history birth of paul Hallman, composer  

1613  On August - 11 birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on this day in history.  

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

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on August - 11.  

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  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on August - 11.  

0449  On August - 11 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 this day in history guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

1183  On this day in history christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies  

1204  On this day in history death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)  

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