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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1937

Edith N Wharton[-Jones], US author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

Death
1937

Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)

Birth
1937

Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)

Birth
1937

Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire

Birth
1937

Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies

Death
1938

Rainer Boesch, composer

Birth
1938

Allegra Kent, Santa Monica, Calif, ballerina

Birth
1939

Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe

Event
1939

Attila Bozay, composer

Birth
1940

Kip King, Chicago Ill, actor (Charlie and Company)

Birth
1940

38 German aircrafts shot down above England

Event
1940

German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth

Event
1941

Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)

Birth
1941

FRD and PM Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter

Event
1941

Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)

Birth
1942

Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]

Birth
1942

999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium

Event
1942

Lt-gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar

Event
1942

Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60

Death
1942

- Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland

Event
1942

British aircraft carrier Eagle torpedoed and sinks

Event
1943

Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov

Event
1943

Denis Payton, rocker (Dave Clarke 5-Glad All Over)

Birth
1943

James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)

Birth
1943

Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me and Mrs Jones)

Birth