On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Omar Bradley, aged 18, begins education in West Point Military Academy

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
  • Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Kenneth Loveless, priest folk musician (d. 1995)
  • Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies