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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1979

28øF in Embarrass Minnesota

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1980

Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran

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1980

Angola revises its constitution

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1980

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

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1982

Tom Drake, actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63

Death
1982

Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)

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1982

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1984

During a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

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1984

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

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1984

Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63

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1984

Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91

Death
1984

Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

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1984

101,799 fans at soccer match Brazili‰-France

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1984

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

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1984

Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms

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1985

Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)

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1985

"Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 perfs

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1985

67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver

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1985

Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz

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1985

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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1986

68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo

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1987

France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf

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1987

Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86

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1988

Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament

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1988

Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59

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