On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1911

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • William Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, dies following an unsuccessful operation to remove a throat tumor at 56