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Historical Events In August - 11

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1937  Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies on this day in history.  

1939  Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe on August - 11.  

1940  On this day in history 38 German aircrafts shot down above England  

1941  On August - 11 british PM Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter  

1942  On this day in history - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland  

1942  On August - 11 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60  

1943  On this day in history flying Officer Lloyd Allan Trigg, 200 Squadron, RAF, won the Victoria Cross over the North Sea  

1943  Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov on August - 11.  

1944  On August - 11 an electric powered rescue hoist was installed on an HNS-1 helicopter at CGAS Floyd Bennett Field.  

1944  British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy on this day in history.  

1945  Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito on this day in history.  

1948  On August - 11 summer Olympics opens in London  

1949  On August - 11 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)  

1949  On August - 11 karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68  

1950  On this day in history 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)  

1951  100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi R in Ks, Okla, Mo & Ill on August - 11.  

1951  On August - 11 ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52  

1952  Hussein proclaimed king of Jordan on this day in history.  

1952  Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan on August - 11.  

1952  On August - 11 riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77  

1953  Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh  

1954  On this day in history bC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0  

1955  On August - 11 indonesia govt of Harahap forms  

1956  On this day in history elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"  

1956  1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620 on August - 11.  

1956  On this day in history jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)  

1957  Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open on this day in history.  

1960  Chad declares independence on this day in history.  

1960  Chad gains independence from France on this day in history.  

1960  In the first recovery of an object after it had been in orbit, a Navy HRS-3 helicopter, operating from the Haiti Victory of the Pacific Missile Range, recovered the instrumented capsule discharged by Discoverer XIII on this day in history.  

1960  On August - 11 chad declares Independence from France  

1961  Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1 on this day in history.  

1962  On August - 11 andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3  

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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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  Richard Mead, London, physician was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1180  On August - 11 guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on August - 11.  

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

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