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On this day.....August 11

Fun and historical facts for August 11

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August 11, 2017 - 8:40 am
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AUGUST 11TH

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SONS AND DAUGHTERS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ALEX HALEY (ROOTS) (1921-1992)
  • MIKE DOUGLAS (1925-2006)
  • JERRY FALWELL (1933-2007)
  • ERIC CARMEN (1949, 68)
  • STEVE WOZNIAK (1950, 67)
  • HULK HOGAN (1953, 64)
  • VIOLA DAVIS (1965, 52)
  • JOE ROGAN (1967, 50)
  • CHRIS KELLY (KRIS KROSS) (1975-2013)
  • CHRIS HEMSWORTH (THOR) (1983, 34)

 

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1866, THE WORLD’S FIRST ROLLER RINK OPENS IN NEWPORT, RI
  • IN 1874, HARRY PARMALEE INVENTS THE SPRINKLER HEAD
  • IN 1885, $100,000 IS RAISED FOR THE PEDESTAL ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
  • IN 1909, THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP USES “SOS”
  • IN 1919, THE GREEN BAY PACKERS ARE FOUNDED
  • IN 1924, THE FIRST EVER NEWSREEL OF A US PRESIDENT IS TAKEN
  • IN 1929, BABE RUTH HITS HIS 500TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1934, THE FIRST PRISONERS ARRIVE AT ALCATRAZ
  • IN 1940, 38 GERMAN AIRCRAFT ARE SHOT DOWN OVER ENGLAND DURING THE AIR RAIDS OF PORTLAND AND WEYMOUTH
  • IN 1942, GERMANY TORPEDOES AND SINKS THE BRITISH SHIP HMS EAGLE
  • IN 1944, WINSTON CHURCHILL ARRIVES IN ITALY
  • IN 1948, THE SUMMER OLYMPICS OPEN IN LONDON
  • IN 1950, ETHEL ROSENBERG TESTIFIES BEFORE A GRAND JURY ABOUT SPYING FOR THE SOVIET UNION
  • IN 1951, WCBS NEW YORK TELEVISES THE FIRST EVER COLOR BROADCAST OF A BASEBALL GAME BETWEEN THE BOSTON BRAVES AND BROOKLYN DODGERS
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY RELEASES “DON’T BE CRUEL”
  • IN 1962, THE BEACH BOYS RELEASE “SURFIN SAFARI”
  • IN 1964, THE BEATLES “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT” OPENS IN NYC
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES “HELP” OPENS IN NYC
  • In 1966, THE BEATLES LAUNCH THEIR FINAL US TOUR
  • IN 1968, THE BEATLES LAUNCH “APPLE RECORDS”
  • IN 1968, 62 YEAR OLD SATCHEL PAGE SIGNS WITH THE BRAVES
  • IN 1976, KEITH MOON COLLAPSES AND IS HOSPITALIZED IN MIAMI
  • IN 1984, JOHNNY BENCH’S #5 IS RETIRED BY THE CINCINATTI REDS
  • IN 1984, DURING A RADIO VOICE TEST, PRESIDENT REAGAN JOKES THAT HE “SIGNED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD OUTLAW RUSSIA FOREVER. WE BEGIN BOMBING IN FIVE MINUTES”
  • IN 1988, OSAMA BIN LADEN MEETS IN PAKISTAN TO OFFICIALLY FORM AL QAEDA
  • IN 1993, RED SOX PITCHER ROGER CLEMENS RECORDS HIS 2000TH STRIKEOUT AGAINST THE NY YANKEES
  • IN 2003, 144 PEOPLE DIE AS A PARIS HEAT WAVE RAISES TEMPS TO 112
  • IN 2008, BRIAN CHESKY AND JOE GEBBIA FOUNDS AIR BNB
  • IN 2015, THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNOUNCES A BAILOUT OF GREECE
  • IN 2015, 12 DEAD AND 100 SICK WITH LEGIONAIRES DISEASE IN NYC
  • IN 2016, A 392 YEAR OLD SHARK IS DISCOVERED IN GREENLAND

 

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