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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1909

Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer

Birth
1909

Warren Bardsley (136 and 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test

Event
1909

Liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call

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1909

SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC

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1910

Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)

Birth
1911

Ronald Batty, bookseller

Birth
1911

Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)

Birth
1911

Prem Bhatia, journalist

Birth
1911

Henry Kulky, Hastings-on-Hudson NY, actor (Otto-Life of Riley)

Birth
1911

Benny Lee, entertainer

Birth
1911

Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)

Birth
1912

Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)

Birth
1913

Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)

Birth
1914

France declares war on Austria-Hungary

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1914

Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland

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1914

John Wray patents animation

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1914

Mitchenick Poland, expels Jews

Event
1915

Kunio Toda, composer

Birth
1917

Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi and Lois, Hagar the Horrible)

Birth
1918

Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans

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1919

Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83

Death
1919

Weimar Republic begins in Germany

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1919

Green Bay Packers football club founded

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1920

Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)

Birth
1920

1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia

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