World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1695

English and Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk

Event
1718

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

Event
1720

Martin Gerbert, composer

Birth
1729

Nicola Francesco Haym, composer, dies at 51

Death
1737

Joseph Nollekins, London, sculptor

Birth
1744

Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer

Birth
1748

Joseph Schuster, composer

Birth
1757

Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67

Death
1772

Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000

Event
1772

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general

Birth
1778

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement

Birth
1780

Barbados hurricane begins

Event
1794

Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72

Death
1799

Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist

Birth
1805

Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament

Birth
1807

David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849

Birth
1811

Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]

Birth
1820

Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56

Death
1823

Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)

Birth
1828

Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909

Birth
1832

Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1833

Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)

Birth
1835

George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal

Event
1836

Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician

Birth
1837

Marie Fran‡ois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated

Birth