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Historical Events In August - 11

Monday, 21 September 2020

1937  Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies on August - 11.  

1939  On August - 11 sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe  

1940  38 German aircrafts shot down above England on August - 11.  

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

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

1942  Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 on August - 11.  

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

1944  On August - 11 british premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy  

1945  On this day in history allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito  

1948  On August - 11 summer Olympics opens in London  

1949  1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi) on this day in history.  

1949  Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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

1951  On this day in history ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52  

1952  On this day in history hussein proclaimed king of Jordan  

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

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

1953  On this day in history ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies  

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

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

1955  Indonesia govt of Harahap forms on this day in history.  

1956  Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel" on this day in history.  

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

1956  Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton) on August - 11.  

1957  Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open on August - 11.  

1960  Chad declares independence on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history 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  

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 this day in history 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  On August - 11 birth of mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)  

1600  On August - 11 birth of paul Hallman, composer  

1613  On this day in history birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

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  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on this day in history.  

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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