August 11 in History – What happened on 11 August in Past

11 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 11, the day number in a year is 223 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 224. August 11 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 11 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
106The region of Dacia, comprising regions of modern Romania,became a province of the Roman Empire.
1121Forces led by David the Builder decisively won the Battle ofDidgori, driving Ilghazi and the Seljuk Turks out of Georgia.
1347Alauddin Hasan Gangu regained royalty and established the Bahmani dynasty.
1492The first papal conclave held in the Sistine Chapel electedRoderic Borja as Pope Alexander VI to succeed Pope Innocent VIII.
1718Battle of Cape Passers: The British fleet destroyed Sicily of the Spanish.
1778German teacher Friedrich Ludwig, who laid the foundation of gymnastics in the world, was born.
1786Captain Francis Light founded the British colony of Penang,beginning more than a century of British involvement in Malaya.
1804Francis II assumed the title of first emperor of Austria.
1828William Corder was hanged at Bury St Edmunds, England, for themurder of Maria Marten at the Red Barn.
1828A year earlier, William Cedar was hanged at Bury St Edmunds, England for the murder of Maria Marten in the Red Barn.
1908The revolutionary Khudiram Bose was hanged at just 18 and a half years of age.
191235 soldiers and 20 civilians were killed in an attack by Zapatist rebels on a train near Mexico City.
1934The most dangerous prisoners are imprisoned at Alcatraz 'The Rock,' as it is thought to be the toughest prison to escape from because of the strong tides.
1942Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil received apatent for their 'Secret Communications System', an early technique offrequency-hopping spread spectrum that later became the basis for manyforms of today's wireless communication systems.
1945Amid rumors of kidnappings of children by Jews in Kraków, acrowd of Poles engaged in a pogrom, which resulted in one dead and fivewounded victims.
1948The Summer Olympics began in London.
1951René Pleven became Prime Minister of France.
1952King Talal of Jordan abdicated due to health reasons and was succeeded by his eldest son Hussein.
1960The African country of Chad gained independence from France.
1961Dadar Nagar Haveli was merged with India and made into a Union Territory. Like Goa, this area had been in the Portuguese colony for many years.
1962Vostok 3 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev became the first person to float in microgravity.
1965Race riots commence in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Towards the end of the riots 34 people died and more than 1,000 were wounded
1965Violent race riots began in Watts, Los Angeles, California,lasting for six days and leaving 34 people dead and 1,032 othersinjured.
1973At a party in the recreation room of a New York City apartmentbuilding, DJ Kool Herc began rapping during an extended break, layingthe foundation for hip-hop music.
1975The British Leyland Motor Corporation came under the control of the British Government.
1985University tuition fees for American students have risen by 7% annually, which is higher than the inflation rate. The average tuition fees are 9,659 USD; however, Bennington College in Vermont is as costly as $17,210.
1985Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States.
1988Al-Qaeda was formed by Osama bin Laden.
1991The 911 emergency number which brings police and paramedics to the sick or injured person’s side is being pioneered in Schaumburg. Other northwestern cities will also participate to test out the new system and the number is very easy to remember.
1999The total eclipse of the sun begins in the Atlantic, a few hundred miles east of Boston, and is seen throughout most of the world.
2003The North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO commanded the peace force in Afghanistan.
2005Malaysia has declared a state of emergency in two towns due to air pollution reaching high levels. The pollution is blamed on fires lit to clear land in Indonesia, hence causing harmful effects on the air quality and visibility across the Strait of Malacca.
2006Pakistan launched the third Agosta 90B class submarine.
2007New York City is put on red alert after an al Qaeda bomb threat comes all over the Internet.
2007The great British musician Anthony Wilson died.
2009Many people honor a baby with four arms and four legs in Ramechhap, Nepal, idolizing him as the reincarnation of Ganesh.
2011Umar Patek, a prime suspect if the 2002 Bali bombings, goes to trial on the charges of terrorism in Jakarta after being deported from Pakistan to Indonesia.
2012Two earthquakes, the most powerful, with a magnitude 6.4, strike near the northwestern of the Iranian cities, Tabriz and Ahar, killing 250 people and wounding at least 1,800 others.
2012At least 306 people were killed and 3,000 others injured in apair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.
2012The earthquake in Tabriz and Ahar in Iran killed 153 people and injured about 1,300 people.
201322 people died in floods in Pakistan's Kabul.
2492According to legend, Armenian culture hero Hayk slew the giant king Bel with a shot from a longbow near Lake Van (in modernTurkey).
3114The epoch of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, a non-repeating, vigesimal calendar used by the Maya civilization and severalother Mesoamerican cultures, occurred.

Famous Birthdays of August 11:

YearName / Profession / Country
1902Lloyd Nolan / Actor / United States of America
1952Reid Blackburn / Photographer / United States of America
1959Gustavo Cerati / Singer / Argentina
1964Jim Lee / Author / United States of America
1932Peter Eisenman / Architect / United States of America
1898Sadashiv Kanoji Patil / Politician / India
1933Jerry Falwell / Politician / United States of America
1975Chris Cummings / Singer / Canada
1937Patrick Joseph McGovern / Business Man / United States of America
1959Yoshiaki Murakami / Business Man / Japan
1957Richie Ramone / Writer / United States of America
1961Sunil Shetty / Actor / India
1891Edgar Zilsel / Philosopher / Austria
1921Alex Haley / Author / United States of America
1976Ben Gibbard / Writer / United States of America
1881Aleksander Aberg / Wrestler / Estonia
1967Petter Wettre / Composer / Norway
1944Frederick W. Smith / Business Man / United States of America
1940Lennie Pond / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1961Craig Ehlo / Basketball Player / United States of America
1981Daniel Poohl / Journalist / Sweden
1898Peter Mohr Dam / Educator / Faroe Islands
1748Joseph Schuster / Composer / Germany
1808William W. Chapman / Politician / United States of America
1961Jukka Tapanimäki / Game Programmer / Finland
1932Izzy Asper / Business Man / Canada
1985Jacqueline Fernandez / Actress / India
1916Gopal Gurunath Bewoor / Soldier / India
1907Ted a'Beckett / Cricketer / Australia
1913Paul Dupuis / Actor / Canada

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