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11th of August 0355 EVENT Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
11th of August 1755 EVENT Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval.
11th of August 1786 EVENT Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
11th of August 1804 EVENT Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
11th of August 1858 EVENT The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
11th of August 1898 EVENT Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
11th of August 1918 EVENT World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends.
11th of August 1919 EVENT The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
11th of August 1920 EVENT The Latvia-Bolshevist Russia peace treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed.
11th of August 1929 EVENT Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
11th of August 1934 EVENT The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
11th of August 1942 EVENT Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
11th of August 1952 EVENT Hussein is proclaimed King of Jordan.
11th of August 1960 EVENT Chad declares independence.
11th of August 1965 EVENT Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
11th of August 1972 EVENT Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam.
11th of August 1975 EVENT East Timor: Governor Mario Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
11th of August 1982 EVENT A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
11th of August 1999 EVENT The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
11th of August 2003 EVENT A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 ?F (44 ?C), leaving about 144 people dead.
11th of August 2003 EVENT Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
11th of August 2003 EVENT NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
11th of August 1467 BIRTHDAY Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
11th of August 1648 BIRTHDAY Jeremiah Shepard, American minister (d. 1720)
11th of August 1667 BIRTHDAY Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Florentine patroness of the arts, the last scion of the House of Medici (d. 1743)
11th of August 1673 BIRTHDAY Richard Mead, English physician (d. 1754)
11th of August 1718 BIRTHDAY Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
11th of August 1722 BIRTHDAY Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
11th of August 1778 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German (Prussian) gymnastics educator and nationalist (d. 1852)
11th of August 1794 BIRTHDAY James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
11th of August 1807 BIRTHDAY David Rice Atchison, American politician (d. 1886)
11th of August 1808 BIRTHDAY William W. Chapman, American politician (d. 1892)
11th of August 1833 BIRTHDAY Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and soldier (d. 1899)
11th of August 1833 BIRTHDAY Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
11th of August 1836 BIRTHDAY Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
11th of August 1837 BIRTHDAY Marie Francois Sadi Carnot, French statesman (d. 1894)
11th of August 1855 BIRTHDAY John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
11th of August 1858 BIRTHDAY Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician, Nobel Laureate (d. 1930)
11th of August 1863 BIRTHDAY Gaston Doumergue, President of the French Third Republic (d. 1937)
11th of August 1870 BIRTHDAY Tom Richardson, English cricketer (d. 1912)
11th of August 1872 BIRTHDAY Kijuro Shidehara, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
11th of August 1877 BIRTHDAY Adolph M. Christianson, American judge, Justice and Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
11th of August 1878 BIRTHDAY Oliver W F Lodge, English poet and writer (d. 1955)
11th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (d. 1978)
11th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
11th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
11th of August 1897 BIRTHDAY Enid Blyton, English author (d. 1968)
11th of August 1897 BIRTHDAY Louise Bogan, American poet (d. 1970)
11th of August 1900 BIRTHDAY Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
11th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
11th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985)
11th of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
11th of August 1907 BIRTHDAY Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer (d. 1989)
11th of August 1909 BIRTHDAY Yuji Koseki, Japanese composer (d. 1989)
11th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Thanom Kittikachorn, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004)
11th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
11th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Angus Wilson, British novelist (d. 1991)
11th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
11th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
11th of August 1914 BIRTHDAY Jose Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
11th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
11th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
11th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican baseball player
11th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
11th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Alex Haley, American historian (d. 1992)
11th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Stan Chambers, American television reporter
11th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Mike Douglas, American entertainer (d. 2006)
11th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
11th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Claus von Bulow, Danish-born British socialite
11th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Laureate
11th of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Raymond Leppard, English conductor
11th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Arlene Dahl, American actress
11th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Paul Soles, Canadian actor and television personality
11th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Fernando Arrabal, Spanish writer
11th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
11th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY John Gorrie, English director
11th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Peter Eisenman, American architect
11th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Jerry Falwell, American preacher and televangelist (d. 2007)
11th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (d. 1999)
11th of August 1936 BIRTHDAY Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999)
11th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
11th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
11th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Lennie Pond, American NASCAR driver
11th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Mike Hugg, British drummer, keyboardist and vocalist (Manfred Mann)
11th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
11th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Stefania Toczyska, Polish mezzo-soprano
11th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani politician
11th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Frederick W. Smith, American entrepreneur
11th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
11th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY John Conlee, American country music singer
11th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Marilyn vos Savant, American newspaper columnist
11th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
11th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
11th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Eric Carmen, American singer and guitarist (Raspberries)
11th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Tim Hutchinson, American politician
11th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapon engineer, designer of the AN-94 attack rifle (d. 2003)
11th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Erik Brann, American guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003)
11th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Steve Wozniak, American computer pioneer
11th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Vincent Bilodeau, Canadian actor and comedian
11th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Manfred Kruger, German footballer
11th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo)
11th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Amy Holland, American Pop Rock singer
11th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Hulk Hogan, American professional wrestler
11th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
11th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Joe Jackson, English singer
11th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer
11th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Mottu Vara Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer
11th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Sylvia Hermon, British politician
11th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Marc Bureau, Canadian politician
11th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
11th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Ian Stuart Donaldson, British singer (Skrewdriver) (d. 1993)
11th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Jah Wobble, English bassist
11th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Soda Stereo)
11th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
11th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Craig Ehlo, American basketball player
11th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY David Brooks, American journalist and author
11th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
11th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Shaul Karnain, Sri Lankan cricketer
11th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
11th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Jim Lee, Korean comic book artist
11th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., American actor
11th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Nikki Randall, American pornographic actress
11th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Marc Bergevin, Canadian ice hockey player
11th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Viola Davis, American actress
11th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
11th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Embeth Davidtz, American actress
11th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Duane Martin, American actor
11th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Nigel Martyn, English footballer
11th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
11th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Joe Rogan, American television host, comedian, commentator and actor
11th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor
11th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Eric Maleson, Brazilian bobsledder
11th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (d. 2009)
11th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Ashley Jensen, British actress
11th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Teresa Pavlinek, Canadian actress
11th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Tommy Mooney, English football player
11th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Julie Clarke, American model
11th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
11th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Jonathon Prandi, American model
11th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Carolyn Murphy, American model
11th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Nigel Harman, British actor
11th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani singer
11th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Audrey Mestre, French diver (d. 2002)
11th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Kira Kener, American pornographic actress
11th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Marie-France Dubreuil, Canadian figure skater
11th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Anju Jain, Indian cricketer
11th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Davey von Bohlen, American guitarist and vocalist (The Promise Ring, Maritime)
11th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Ivan Cordoba, Colombian footballer
11th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
11th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Will Friedle, American actor
11th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Erick Lindgren, American poker player
11th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Ben Gibbard, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
11th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Lubomir Visnovsky, Slovak ice hockey player
11th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Gemma Hayes, Irish singer
11th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Denio, Brazilian footballer
11th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer
11th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Amber Mariano, American reality television personality
11th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Jermain Taylor, American boxer
11th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Aggeliki Daliani, Greek actress
11th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Lee Suggs, American football player
11th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Daniel Lloyd, British cyclist
11th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
11th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Sandi Thom, Scottish singer
11th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Alan Halsall, British actor
11th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor
11th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
11th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
11th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant
11th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY J-Boog, American singer (B2K)
11th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Asher Roth, American rapper
11th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Grace Adams-Short, Big Brother 7 UK contestant
11th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Richard Keogh, Irish footballer
11th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress
11th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Pablo Sandoval, Venezuelan baseball player
11th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Dany N'Guessan, French footballer
11th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Drew Storen, American baseball player
11th of August 1993 BIRTHDAY Alyson Stoner, American actress, model, singer and dancer
11th of August 0353 DEATH Magnentius, Roman usurper (Born 303)
11th of August 0449 DEATH Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople (birth year unknown)
11th of August 0897 DEATH Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona (birth year unknown)
11th of August 1204 DEATH King Guttorm of Norway (Born 1199)
11th of August 1253 DEATH Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (Born 1194)
11th of August 1259 DEATH Mongke Khan, Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (Born c. 1208)
11th of August 1456 DEATH John Hunyadi, regent of Hungary (Born 1387)
11th of August 1464 DEATH Nicholas of Cusa, German philosopher and mathematician (Born 1401)
11th of August 1494 DEATH Hans Memling, Flemish painter (Born c. 1430)
11th of August 1519 DEATH Johann Tetzel, German opponent of the Reformation (Born 1465)
11th of August 1563 DEATH Bartolome de Escobedo, Spanish composer (Born c. 1500)
11th of August 1578 DEATH Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician (Born 1502)
11th of August 1596 DEATH Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (Born 1585)
11th of August 1614 DEATH Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (Born 1552)
11th of August 1656 DEATH Ottavio Piccolomini, Austrian-Italian field marshal (Born 1599)
11th of August 1774 DEATH Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (Born 1722)
11th of August 1813 DEATH Henry James Pye, English poet (Born 1745)
11th of August 1851 DEATH Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (Born 1779)
11th of August 1854 DEATH Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (Born 1798)
11th of August 1886 DEATH Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (Born 1843)
11th of August 1890 DEATH John Henry Newman, English Catholic cardinal (Born 1801)
11th of August 1892 DEATH Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (Born 1813)
11th of August 1903 DEATH Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican educator and nationalist (Born 1839)
11th of August 1908 DEATH Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (Born 1889)
11th of August 1919 DEATH Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist (Born 1835)
11th of August 1936 DEATH Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (Born 1885)
11th of August 1937 DEATH Edith Wharton, American novelist and designer (Born 1862)
11th of August 1939 DEATH Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (Born 1909)
11th of August 1953 DEATH Tazio Nuvolari, Italian race car driver (Born 1892)
11th of August 1954 DEATH Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (Born 1886)
11th of August 1956 DEATH Jackson Pollock, American artist (Born 1912)
11th of August 1961 DEATH Antanas Skema, Lithuanian writer, actor and director (Born 1910)
11th of August 1965 DEATH Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Born 1897)
11th of August 1972 DEATH Max Theiler, South African virologist, Nobel Laureate (Born 1899)
11th of August 1974 DEATH Jan Tschichold, German typographer (Born 1902)
11th of August 1974 DEATH Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan musicologist and composer (Born 1887)
11th of August 1975 DEATH Rachel Katznelson-Shazar, Belarusian-born Israeli Zionist political figure, wife of Zalman Shazar (Born 1885)
11th of August 1980 DEATH Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (Born 1910)
11th of August 1982 DEATH Tom Drake, American actor (Born 1918)
11th of August 1984 DEATH Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., American publisher (Born 1892)
11th of August 1984 DEATH Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian : born German chess player (Born 1916)
11th of August 1988 DEATH Anne Ramsey, American actress (Born 1929)
11th of August 1991 DEATH J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (Born 1938)
11th of August 1994 DEATH Peter Cushing, British actor (Born 1913)
11th of August 1995 DEATH Phil Harris, American singer and comedian (Born 1904)
11th of August 1996 DEATH Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor and composer (Born 1914)
11th of August 1996 DEATH Mel Taylor, American drummer (The Ventures) (Born 1933)
11th of August 1996 DEATH Baba Vanga, Macedonian-born Bulgarian prophet, mystic, clairvoyant and herbalist (Born 1911)
11th of August 2000 DEATH Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (Born 1916)
11th of August 2001 DEATH Percy Stallard, English cyclist (Born 1909)
11th of August 2002 DEATH Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (Born 1940)
11th of August 2003 DEATH Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (Born 1923)
11th of August 2003 DEATH Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Born 1937)
11th of August 2005 DEATH James Booth, English actor (Born 1927)
11th of August 2006 DEATH Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (Born 1925)
11th of August 2009 DEATH Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American founder of the Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (Born 1921)
11th of August 2010 DEATH Markus Liebherr, German-born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (Born 1948)