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