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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1943

Krzysztof Meyer, composer

Birth
1943

Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres

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1943

US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily

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1944

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

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1944

US air raid on Palembang

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1944

David Pearl, British judge

Birth
1944

French 5th Armour division recaptures S‚es

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1944

Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz

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1945

Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito

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1946

John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)

Birth
1946

Marilyn Vos Savant, St Louis Mo, writer/world's highest IQ (228)

Birth
1947

Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)

Birth
1947

Jeff Hanna, singer/guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) [or Jul 10]

Birth
1947

Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)

Birth
1948

Summer Olympics opens in London

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1948

Don Boyd, director (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock)

Birth
1949

Eric Carmen, Cleveland Ohio, rocker (All by Myself)

Birth
1949

Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)

Birth
1949

Ian Charleson, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire)

Birth
1949

Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68

Death
1949

1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)

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1949

Gaston Eyskens forms Belgiangovt

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1950

Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

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1950

Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln Dodger, 7-0

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1950

17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)

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