Historical Events In August - 11
Saturday, 20 July 2019
1937 Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies on August - 11.
1939 On this day in history sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe
1940 On August - 11 38 German aircrafts shot down above England
1941 British PM Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter on August - 11.
1942 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland on August - 11.
1942 On August - 11 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
1943 Flying Officer Lloyd Allan Trigg, 200 Squadron, RAF, won the Victoria Cross over the North Sea on August - 11.
1943 Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov on this day in history.
1944 On August - 11 an electric powered rescue hoist was installed on an HNS-1 helicopter at CGAS Floyd Bennett Field.
1944 On August - 11 british premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy
1945 Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito on this day in history.
1948 Summer Olympics opens in London on August - 11.
1949 On August - 11 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
1949 Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68 on August - 11.
1950 On this day in history 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
1951 On this day in history 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi R in Ks, Okla, Mo & Ill
1951 On August - 11 ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52
1952 On August - 11 hussein proclaimed king of Jordan
1952 On this day in history hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
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 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 August - 11 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 On this day in history jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)
1957 On this day in history patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
1960 On this day in history chad declares independence
1960 On August - 11 chad gains independence from France
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 August - 11.
1960 On August - 11 chad declares Independence from France
1961 On August - 11 warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
1962 On this day in history andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3