August 11 Events in History - August 11 Birthdays - August 11 Deaths
2015 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gains parliamentary approval for his proposed reforms to fight corruption and reduce government spending; the measures include eliminating certain government positions and reexamining closed corruption cases
2014 Sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Microsoft ex-CEO Steve Ballmer has gone through, despite attempts by former owner Donald Sterling to stop the transaction; Sterling was forced to sell after being banned from the NBA for his racist remarks
2014 Drug manufacturer Mapp Biopharmaceutical states that it has run out of its experimental Ebola treatment drug; the company has been shipping all available stock without charge to West Africa in an attempt to treat victims of the current epidemic
2013 At the Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York, American golfer Jason Dufner wins the 2013 PGA Championship
2013 A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Tibet; no injuries were reported
2012 Jamaican runner Usain Bolt wins his third gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, anchors the sprint relay team to a world record; Bolt is 25 years old and now holds six Olympic gold medals
2012 The Republican party's presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Congressman, as the Republican Party's vice presidential candidate in the November 2012 presidential election
2011 New Zealand's City Council in Christchurch announce plans to rebuild their central business district after an earthquake devastated the area
2011 The Israeli interior ministry grants its final approval for building 1,600 settler homes in the disputed East Jerusalem
2010 Two days after Rwanda's presidential election, Kigali, Rwanda reports that a grenade attack occurred during rush hour
2010 Muslims across the world begin the holy month of Ramadan where they must fast between sunrise and sunset
2009 A new species of a giant carnivorous plant, Nepethes attenboroughii, is discovered in the central Phillipines highlands
1999 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
1997 Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
1996 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 32 performs
1996 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla Golf Club Kentucky
1996 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1994 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
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
1992 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
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
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)
1989 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
1989 Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand vs. England
1989 Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
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
1987 France and Great Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
1986 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
1985 Oakland A's Dave Kingman becomes 21st to hit 400 home run
1985 "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 669 performances
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 U.S.S.R. sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
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
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
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
1979 28 degrees F in Embarrass Minnesota
1979 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
1978 Funeral of Pope Paul VI
1978 Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
1977 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, vs. Australia at Headingley
1976 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
1976 Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
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.
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)
1972 "Cheech and Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
1971 Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
1971 Harmon Killebrew hits home runs #500 and 501
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
1969 Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
1969 Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
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
1967 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
1966 Last Beatle concert tour of U.S. begins
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
1964 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in New York City
1963 Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
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
1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
1960 Chad declares Independence from France
1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
1957 Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich
1956 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620
1956 Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"
1955 Indonesia government of Harahap forms
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
1952 Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
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
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
1949 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
1949 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgiangovt
1948 Summer Olympics opens in London
1945 Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito
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
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
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
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
1940 38 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth
1939 Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe
1936 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
1935 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
1934 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay
1933 Temp reaches 136 degrees F (57.8 degrees C) at San Luis Potosi, Mexico (world record)
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
1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
1928 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
1926 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
1924 1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken
1923 Dutch Premier de Geer resigns
1920 1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia
1919 Weimar Republic begins in Germany
1918 Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans
1914 France declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland
1914 John Wray patents animation
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
1907 St. Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
1904 German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
1896 Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
1885 $100,000 raised in U.S. for pedestal for Statue of Liberty
1884 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Australia
1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos
1874 Harry S. Parmelee patents sprinkler head
1863 Cambodia becomes French protectorate
1860 Nation's 1st successful silver mill, Virginia City, Nevada
1835 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
1780 Barbados hurricane begins
1772 Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000
1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1695 English and Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
1674 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Conde vs Willem III)
1611 Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia
1597 Germany throws out English sales people
1522 Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails
1492 Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
1304 Sea battle of Zierikzee
1253 Clara van Assisi leads rules of life in order of Clarissen
117 Hadrianus hears of death of emperor Trajanus of Antioch