On This Day

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 Gilbert Litaize, composer
  • Hugo Buchthal, art historian
  • Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
1909 Highlights

About August 11, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo