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Notable Historical Events on August 11th

1976Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

199173rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

1950Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational

1919Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

1929Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)

1984Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1993Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

1993Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

1998Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela

1980Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

1984During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

1984Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

1956Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

1944British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

August 11th Historical Events
Date Event
3114
The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins. 
2492
Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation. 
480
Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws upon news of the defeat at Thermopylae. 
BC
AD
355
Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II. 
1304
Sea battle of Zierikzee 
1492
Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI 
1522
Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails 
1597
Germany throws out English sales people 
1611
Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia 
1674
1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Condé vs Willem III) 
1695
English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk 
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 
1786
Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia 
1804
Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria 
1835
George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal 
1858
First ascent of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland 
1860
US's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev) 
1863
Cambodia becomes French protectorate 
1866
World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) 
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 Aust 
1885
$100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty 
1888
California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store) 
1896
Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain 
1904
German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa 
1904
The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur are exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian trips attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships 
1907
St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn 
1908
King Edward VII of Britain meets with Kaiser Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy 
1909
SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC 
1909
Warren Bardsley (136 & 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 
1914
Mitchenick Poland, expels Jews 
1919
Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company 
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 US presidential candidates were taken 
1926
Cleve 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 Cleve) 
1929
Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty 
1929
Russian-Chinese border fights 
1933
Temp reaches 136°F (57.8°C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record) 
1934
1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF 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 
1942
- Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland 
1942
999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium 
1942
British aircraft carrier Eagle torpedoed & sinks 
1942
Lt-gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar 
1943
Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov 
1943
Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres 
1943
US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily 
1944
British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy 
1944
French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées 
1944
Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz 
1944
US 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 Belgiangovernment 
1950
17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885) 
1950
Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln 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
NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa 
1951
NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln 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+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & 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 
1963
Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa 
1964
Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC 
1964
Race riot in Paterson NJ 
1965
6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles 
1965
Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC 
1965
Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days 
1966
Last Beatle concert tour of US begins 
1967
Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches 
1968
Beatles launch "Apple Records" label 
1968
Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves 
1968
The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time - this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special. 
1969
Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder 
1969
Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY 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 HR in red seats at Riverfront 
1970
Two Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh 
1971
Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome 
1971
Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501 
1971
4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius 
1972
"Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas 
1972
Two IRA members are killed when a bomb they were transporting exploded prematurely 
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
US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN 
1976
Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami 
1976
Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die 
1977
Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley 
1978
Funeral of Pope Paul VI 
1978
Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta 
1979
28°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
Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns 
1982
Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16) 
1982
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1982
The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola 
1984
101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France 
1984
Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds 
1984
Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform 
1984
During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes" 
1984
Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms 
1984
USSR performs (underground) nuclear test 
1985
"Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 perfs 
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
Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12) 
1986
68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo 
1987
France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf 
1988
225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR 
1988
Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens 
1988
Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament 
1988
Al-Qaeda formed 
1989
"Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres 
1989
Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England 
1989
Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune 
1990
Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion 
1990
NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (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 US 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
NY 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-NY) 
1994
Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected pres of Guinee-Bissau 
1996
"Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performs 
1996
78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY 
1996
Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship 
1997
Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday 
1998
Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela 
1999
Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s) 
1999
The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one. 
2003
Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand. 
2003
A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead. 
2003
NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history. 
2012
153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude 
2012
13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh 
2013
22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan 
2013
2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France 
2013
95th PGA Championship: Jason Dufner shoots a 270 at Oak Hill Country Club 
2016
Russia Announces Daily Cease-Fires to Allow Aid into Aleppo 
2016
Oil prices fall on US crude inventory build, record Saudi output 
2016
New York police arrest man trying to climb Trump Tower 
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