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Know what happened on 11th August


Importance of 11th August in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 11th August special in the world history.

  • 1778 आज ही के दिन दुनिया में जिमनास्‍टिक्‍स की नींव रखने वाले जर्मन शिक्षक फ्रेडरिक लुडविग का आज ही जन्‍म हुआ था।  
  • 1908 आज ही के दिन क्रांतिकारी खुदीराम बोस को फांसी दी गई। 
  • 19।4 आज ही के दिन फ्रांस ने ऑस्ट्रिया और हंगरी पर आक्रमण की घोषणा की। 
  • 1948 आज ही के दिन लंदन में समर ओलंपिक की शुरुआत हुई। 
  • 1961 आज ही के दिन दादर नगर हवेली का भारत में विलय हुआ और इसे केंद्रशासित प्रदेश बनाया गया।  गोवा की तरह यह इलाका भी कई साल पुर्तगाली उपनिवेश में रहा था। 
  • 1976 आज ही के दिन दक्षिण अफ्रीका के केपटाउन मे दंगो में 17 लोग मारे गए। 
  • 1984 आज ही के दिन तत्कालीन सोवियत रूस ने भूमिगत परमाणु परीक्षण किया। 
  • 1985 आज ही के दिन रोनाल्ड रीगन अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति बने। 
  • 2003 आज ही के दिन उत्तर अटलांटिक संधि संगठन नाटो ने अफगानिस्तान में शांति बल की कमान संभाली।
  • 2012 आज ही के दिन ईरान के तबरीज और अहार में भूकंप से 153 लोग मारे गए और करीब 1300 लोग घायल हुए। 

  • 1999
    The last total solar eclipse of the 20th century was visible from parts of mainland Britain, and was witnessed by around 350m people worldwide
    Great Britain
    1984
    There was controversy in the womens 3,000 metres final at the Los Angeles Olympics when American favourite Mary Decker and South-African-born British athlete Zola Budd collided and Decker crashed out of the race. (The question of who was to blame has neve
    United States
    1968
    The last regular steam passenger train service ran in Britain .
    Great Britain
    1960
    Chad became independent
    Chad
    1937
    Death of Edith Wharton
    United States
    1934
    The first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay
    United States
    1929
    American baseball star Babe Ruth became the first player to hit 500 home runs in his career
    United States
    1919
    The Weimar Republic was established in Germany
    Germany
    1919
    Death of Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philanthropist
    United States
    1909
    The SS Arapahoe became the first American ship to transmit the SOS distress signal when it lost its propeller off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. (See 10th June 1909 for the first use of SOS globally)
    United States
    1890
    Death of John Henry Newman, theologian and Cardinal
    Great Britain
    1881
    Death in Damascus of Jane Digby, English adventuress
    Great Britain
    1875
    The Last public hanging in Britain when Joseph Phillip Le Brun was executed for murder on the island of Jersey
    Great Britain
    1858
    The first ascent of the Eiger was made by Irish mountaineer Charles Barrington and Swiss guides Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
    Ireland
    1858
    Birth of Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician, Nobel Prize winner .
    Netherlands
    1737
    Birth of Joseph Nollekens, sculptor
    Great Britain
    1711
    First race meeting at Ascot
    Great Britain
    1587
    Raleigh's second expedition to New World lands in North Carolina – first child born in the New World of English parents was Virginia Dare (Aug 18)
    Great Britain
    1494
    Death of Hans Memling, artist
    Belgium
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