What Happened on August 9, 1911

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
  • Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)
  • Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • William A Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)

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