Mr.Reasonable 2012/08/11 12:54:42
August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year.


3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.

2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.

106 – The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.

355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.

490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan.

1332 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.

1675 – Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.

1786 – Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.

1804 – Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.

1812 – Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.

1858 – The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.

1898 – Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

1918 – World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends.

1919 – The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.

1920 – The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.

1929 – 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.

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

1942 – 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.

1947 –
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 'founding father of Pakistan', gives a speech to the Constituent Assembly, the contents and meaning of which remain contentious today.

1952 – Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.

1959 – Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.

1960 – Chad declares independence.

1961 – The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

1965 – Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.

1968 – The last steam hauled train runs on British railways

1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.

1975 – East Timor: Governor Mário 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.

1982 – A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.

1984 – "We begin bombing in five minutes" - United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.

1999 – The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.

2003 – NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

2003 – Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.

2012 – The Municipality of Ilagan becomes a component city in the province of Isabela in the Philippines.



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  • sglmom 2012/08/26 06:44:15
    THANKS for posting ..
    Hedy Lamarr was a Fascinating individual ..
    married to a Nazi Scientist ..
    (who truly underestimated her talents and intelligence .. treated her poorly)
    she was the one who realized
    the weakness in her ex-spouse's guided missile programs ..
    pushing forwards with her partner .. George .. to obtain the patent for frequency rotation/jumping .. (to use an example .. this is what we have in our Garage Door openers)
  • Bill 2012/08/17 17:21:30
    That was fantastic. I enjoyed that Sister. Love Ya.
  • Claybern 2012/08/13 01:21:53
    Thanks, great read.
  • Junior the Outer Space Musi... 2012/08/11 22:16:04
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    Great historical facts. Also like the births and deaths. Thanks :-)
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/08/11 14:25:55
    THANKS, Mr. Reasonable for the Meticulous Research, BROTHER!
  • sky blue pink - American 2012/08/11 13:48:26
    sky blue pink - American
    Today, in 1961, I was born.
    Have a nice day !
  • Mr.Reas... sky blu... 2012/08/12 00:32:13
    Happy Birthday!! :)
  • sky blu... Mr.Reas... 2012/08/12 08:48:39
    sky blue pink - American
    Thank you

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