What Happened on August 10, 1911

Historical Events

  • Parliament Act reduces power of UK's House of Lords
  • The UK House of Commons votes on a salary - of £400 annually - for its members

Famous Birthdays

  • A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
Born in 1911

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, dies at 70
  • James "Soup" Perkins, American jockey (Kentucky Derby 1985; winningest jockey in America 1895), dies from a heart attack at 32

About August 10, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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