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Historical Events In August - 11

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1909  SOS first used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC on this day in history.  

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

1909  On this day in history gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer  

1910  Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour) on August - 11.  

1911  Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis) on August - 11.  

1912  Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women) on August - 11.  

1913  On this day in history angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)  

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

1914  On August - 11 france declares war on Austria-Hungary  

1915  On August - 11 kunio Toda, composer  

1917  Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible) on August - 11.  

1918  On August - 11 battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans  

1919  On this day in history green Bay Packers football club founded  

1919  On August - 11 andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83  

1920  1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia on August - 11.  

1920  Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U) on this day in history.  

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  Stan Chambers, American television reporter on August - 11.  

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

1924  Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush) on this day in history.  

1925  Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post) on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history 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 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 August - 11.  

1933  Temp reaches 136░F (57.8░C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record) on this day in history.  

1934  First federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay on August - 11.  

1934  1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay on August - 11.  

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

1935  William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies on August - 11.  

1936  On August - 11 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  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1613  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on this day in history.  

1635  On this day in history birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

1667  On August - 11 birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

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

1718  On this day in history birth of sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)  

1720  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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  Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies on August - 11.  

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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