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Historical Events In August - 11

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

1939  On August - 11 sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe  

1940  On August - 11 38 German aircrafts shot down above England  

1941  On this day in history 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  Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1943  On August - 11 red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov  

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

1944  On this day in history british premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy  

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

1948  Summer Olympics opens in London on August - 11.  

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

1949  Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68 on August - 11.  

1950  17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885) on August - 11.  

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

1951  Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52 on August - 11.  

1952  Hussein proclaimed king of Jordan on August - 11.  

1952  Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77  

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

1954  Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh on August - 11.  

1954  BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0 on August - 11.  

1955  On this day in history indonesia govt of Harahap forms  

1956  Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel" on August - 11.  

1956  1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history chad declares independence  

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  Chad declares Independence from France on August - 11.  

1961  On August - 11 warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1  

1962  Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3 on this day in history.  

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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  Paul Hallman, composer was born on August - 11.  

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

1635  On August - 11 birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on August - 11.  

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 August - 11.  

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  On this day in history death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

0449  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on August - 11.  

0480  On this day in history 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  On this day in history christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies  

1204  On August - 11 death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)  

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