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 This day in History - July 11
362 Historic Events for July 11
1914

Ahti Sonninen, composer

Birth
1914

Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

Event
1914

Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies

Death
1915

Yul Brynner, Sakhalin Is Japan, actor (King and I, 10 Commandments)

Birth
1915

George Ivan Smith, diplomat

Birth
1915

Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)

Birth
1915

Germany cruiser K”nigsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam

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1916

Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies

Death
1916

1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted

Event
1916

Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act

Event
1916

Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)

Birth
1916

Howard Brubeck, composer

Birth
1919

Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work

Event
1921

Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)

Event
1921

Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75

Death
1922

Gene Evans, Hollbrook Az, actor (My Friend Flicka, Matt Helm, Alamo)

Birth
1923

Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M

Event
1924

Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi

Event
1924

Claus Bremer, writer

Birth
1924

Erich Mhsam, writer, dies at 46

Death
1925

Nicolai Gedda, Stockholm, Sweden, opera tenor (Opera Two to Six)

Birth
1925

Mattiwilda Dobbs, Atlanta, Ga, soprano

Birth
1925

Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of govt

Event
1926

Rodolfo Arizaga, composer

Birth
1926

Ralph D Abernathy, US, president (SCLC)

Birth