Historical Events on August 11, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on August 11th This Day in History

Year Name
3114 The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Maya, begins.
2492 Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
2017 At least 41 people are killed and another 179 injured after two passenger trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt.
2012 At least 306 people are killed and 3,000 others injured in a pair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.
2006 The oil tanker MT Solar 1 sinks off the coast of Guimaras and Negros Islands in the Philippines, causing the country's worst oil spill.
2003 NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
2003 Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
2000 An air rage incident occurs on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1763 when 19-year-old Jonathan Burton attempts to storm the cockpit, but he is subdued by other passengers and dies from his injuries.
1992 The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota opens. At the time the largest shopping mall in the United States.
1988 A meeting between Sayyed Imam Al-Sharif, Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and leaders of Egyptian Islamic Jihad in Afghanistan culminates in the formation of Al-Qaeda.
1984 "We begin bombing in five minutes": United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
1982 A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, killing one passenger and injuring 15 others.
1979 Two Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-134s collide over the Ukrainian city of Dniprodzerzhynsk and crash, killing all 178 aboard both airliners.
1975 East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
1972 Vietnam War: The last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
1969 The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine following their liftoff from the moon.
1965 Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
1962 Vostok 3 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev becomes the first person to float in microgravity.
1961 The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
1960 Chad declares independence from France.
1959 Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
1952 Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
1945 Poles in Kraków engage in a pogrom against Jews in the city, killing one and wounding five.
1942 Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones, two-way radio communications, and Wi-Fi.
1934 The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
1929 Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1920 The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
1919 Germany's Weimar Constitution is signed into law.
1918 World War I: The Battle of Amiens ends.
1898 Spanish–American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1871 An explosion of guncotton occurs in Stowmarket, England, killing 28.[4]
1858 The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
1813 In Colombia, Juan del Corral declares the independence of Antioquia.
1812 Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
1804 Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
1786 Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
1675 Franco-Dutch War: Forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
1492 Rodrigo de Borja is elected as Head of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Alexander VI.
1473 The Battle of Otlukbeli: Mehmed the Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire decisively defeats Uzun Hassan of Aq Qoyunlu.
1332 Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor: Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
1315 The Great Famine of Europe becomes so dire that even the king of England has difficulties buying bread for himself and his entourage.
923 The Qarmatians of Bahrayn capture and pillage the city of Basra.
490 Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan.
355 Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
106 The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
Famous People Born on August 11

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Year Name
1959 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
1913 Paul Dupuis, Canadian actor (d. 1976)
1976 Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey player
1949 Eric Carmen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor
1984 Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian race car driver
1909 Uku Masing, Estonian philosopher and theologian (d. 1985)
1954 Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and umpire (d. 2021)
1921 Alex Haley, American historian and author (d. 1992)
1718 Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-English general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (d. 1791)
Famous People Deaths On August 11

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Date Name
1259 Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1208)
1614 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
1486 William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1398)
1044 Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (b. 1001)
2017 Yisrael Kristal, Polish-Israeli supercentenarian; oldest living Holocaust survivor and one of the ten oldest men ever (b. 1903)
2006 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1920)
2015 Serge Collot, French viola player and educator (b. 1923)
2014 Vladimir Beara, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
1332 Domhnall II, Earl of Mar
1774 Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche, French physician and author (b. 1722)