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Events and People Who Made History on August 11

2nd Century

117 - Hadrianus hears of death of emperor Trajanus of Antioch

13th Century

1253 - Clara van Assisi leads rules of life in order of Clarissen

14th Century

1304 - Sea battle of Zierikzee

15th Century

1492 - Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI

16th Century

1522 - Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails
1597 - Germany throws out English sales people

17th Century

1611 - Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia
1674 - 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Conde vs Willem III)
1695 - English and Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk

18th Century

1718 - Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1772 - Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000
1780 - Barbados hurricane begins

19th Century

1835 - George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
1860 - Nation's 1st successful silver mill, Virginia City, Nevada
1863 - Cambodia becomes French protectorate
1874 - Harry S. Parmelee patents sprinkler head
1877 - Asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos
1884 - 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Australia
1885 - $100,000 raised in U.S. for pedestal for Statue of Liberty
1896 - Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain

20th Century

1904 - German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
1907 - St. Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
1909 - Liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call
1909 - SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
1909 - Warren Bardsley (136 and 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test
1914 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914 - Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland
1914 - John Wray patents animation
1918 - Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans
1919 - Weimar Republic begins in Germany
1920 - 1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia
1923 - Dutch Premier de Geer resigns
1924 - 1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken
1926 - Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
1928 - Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
1928 - Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
1929 - Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland
1929 - Persia and Iraq sign friendship treaty
1929 - Russian-Chinese border fights
1933 - Temp reaches 136 degrees F (57.8 degrees C) at San Luis Potosi, Mexico (world record)
1934 - 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay
1935 - Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
1936 - Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
1939 - Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe
1940 - 38 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth
1941 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
1942 - 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium
1942 - British aircraft carrier Eagle torpedoed and sinks
1942 - Lieutenant-general Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar
1943 - Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
1943 - Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
1943 - U.S. amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily
1944 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy
1944 - French 5th Armour division recaptures Sees
1944 - Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz
1944 - U.S. air raid on Palembang
1945 - Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito
1948 - Summer Olympics opens in London
1949 - 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
1949 - Gaston Eyskens forms Belgiangovt
1950 - 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
1950 - Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodger, 7-0
1950 - Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
1950 - King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium
1951 - 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
1951 - 1st color baseball game, Braves vs Dodgers, telecast, WCBS-NYC
1951 - New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
1951 - New York Giants lose to go 13 games behind Brooklyn Dodgers, later win pennant
1952 - Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
1954 - BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
1954 - Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ years of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh
1955 - Indonesia government of Harahap forms
1956 - 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620
1956 - Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"
1957 - Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
1957 - Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich
1960 - Chad declares Independence from France
1961 - Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
1962 - Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
1962 - Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
1962 - Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
1962 - Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
1963 - Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1964 - Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in New York City
1965 - 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
1965 - Beatles movie "Help" opens in New York City
1965 - Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days
1966 - Last Beatle concert tour of U.S. begins
1967 - Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
1968 - Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
1968 - Satchel Paige, 62, and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
1969 - Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
1969 - Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1970 - Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
1970 - Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a home run in red seats at Riverfront
1971 - Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
1971 - Harmon Killebrew hits home runs #500 and 501
1972 - "Cheech and Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
1974 - 56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood NC
1974 - Coup in East-Timor under UDT
1974 - Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)
1975 - Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game
1975 - U.S. vetoes proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to U.N.
1976 - Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
1976 - Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
1977 - Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, vs. Australia at Headingley
1978 - Funeral of Pope Paul VI
1978 - Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
1979 - 28 degrees F in Embarrass Minnesota
1979 - Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
1980 - Angola revises its constitution
1980 - Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
1980 - Yankees Reggie Jackson hits his 400th home run off Chicago's Britt Burns
1982 - Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
1982 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazilie-France
1984 - Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olym track golds
1984 - Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
1984 - During a radio voice test President Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"
1984 - Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
1984 - U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
1985 - 67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver
1985 - Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz
1985 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1985 - Oakland A's Dave Kingman becomes 21st to hit 400 home run
1985 - Rudolf Povarnitsin of U.S.S.R. sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
1985 - "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 669 performances
1986 - 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
1987 - France and Great Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
1988 - 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th home run
1988 - Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte North Carolina opens
1988 - Meir Kahane renounced U.S. citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament
1989 - Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand vs. England
1989 - "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
1989 - Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
1990 - Egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
1990 - New York Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 home runs (110 at bats)
1991 - 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
1991 - 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind
1991 - Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
1991 - Shite Moslems release U.S. hostage Edward Tracy
1991 - Space shuttle STS-43 (Atlantis 9) lands
1991 - Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
1992 - Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
1993 - Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
1993 - New York Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
1993 - Pope John Paul II visits Mexico
1993 - Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out, Danny Tartabul - New York
1994 - Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
1996 - 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla Golf Club Kentucky
1996 - Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1996 - "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 32 performs
1997 - Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
1999 - Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)


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