On This Day: August 11th
This is 224th day of the year and 142 days remain in the year.
Arapahoe became the first American ship to use the S.O.S. distress signal.
The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
More than seven years of fighting in Indochina formerly ended with the cessation of French control.
Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in an automobile accident.
August 11 BirthdaysJerry Falwell1933–2007, American fundamentalist Baptist pastor, born in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Friedrich Ludwig Jahnfather of gymnastics
Carrie Jacobs Bondsongwriter
Louise Boganpoet and critic