What Happened on August 11, 1909

Historical Events

  • SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
  • Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaston Litaize, French organist (St François-Xavier, Paris, 1946-91), composer, broadcaster, and pedagogue, born in Ménil-sur-Belvitte, Vosges, France (d. 1991)
  • Hugo Buchthal, German art historian (d. 1996)
  • Jean Davies, British naval officer (Director of WRNS), (d. 1996)
Born in 1909

About August 11, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo