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August 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 42 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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.
  • 1473
    The Battle of Otlukbeli: Mehmed the Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire decisively defeats Uzun Hassan of Aq Qoyunlu.
  • 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.
  • 1813
    In Colombia, Juan del Corral declares the independence of Antioquia.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Poles in Kraków engage in a pogrom against Jews in the city, killing one and wounding five.
  • 1947
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan, gives a speech to the Constituent Assembly, the contents and meaning of which remain contentious today.
  • 1949
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 72 and 73 are adopted on Palestinian question.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Vostok 3 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev becomes the first person to float in microgravity.
  • 1965
    Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1968
    The last steam hauled train runs on British Rail

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