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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1888

Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)

Birth
1888

California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)

Event
1890

John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89

Death
1890

Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor

Birth
1891

Helen Broderick, US, com‚dienne/actress/singer (Swing Time)

Birth
1892

Mac Diarmid, writer

Birth
1892

Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general

Birth
1892

Hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound)

Birth
1894

Wilhelm Grosz, composer

Birth
1896

Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain

Event
1897

Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)

Birth
1898

Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist

Birth
1900

Charles William Paddock, Texas, 100m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1920)

Birth
1900

Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]

Birth
1901

Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82

Death
1902

Lloyd Nolan, SF Calif, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place)

Birth
1902

Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)

Birth
1903

Michael Whalley Wickham, artist

Birth
1904

Jess Stacy, pianist

Birth
1904

German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa

Event
1906

Harry Elstrím, Danish/Belgian sculptor (Great Passion, Black Christ)

Birth
1907

St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn

Event
1907

Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)

Birth
1909

Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)

Birth
1909

Hugo Buchthal, art historian

Birth