On This Day in History for August 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 1982 Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola
  • 1984 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • 1984 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • 1985 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz
  • 1987 France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 1988 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR
  • 1988 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • 1988 Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament

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1988 Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1989 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
  • 1989 Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England
  • 1989 Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
  • 1990 Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
  • 1991 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
  • 1991 Shiite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • 1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
  • 1991 Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
  • 1992 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game

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1993 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
  • 1997 Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday

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1998 Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1999 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
  • 1999 The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
  • 2003 Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2003 A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
  • 2003 NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

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2008 Airbnb is founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-founder of Airbnb Brian Chesky
Co-founder of Airbnb
Brian Chesky
  • 2009 "Need You Now" album released by Lady Antebellum (Billboard Album of the Year 2010)
  • 2012 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude
  • 2012 13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh
  • 2013 22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan
  • 2013 2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France
  • 2015 Spain's top matador Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordóñez is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca
  • 2015 Greek Debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle"
  • 2015 Largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York - 12 dead, with over 100 cases in the South Bronx
  • 2015 Japan's Sendai Nuclear Power Plant restarts the first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
  • 2016 A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists
  • 2017 Fipronil contaminated eggs now affecting fifteen EU countries, Hong Kong and Switzerland according to European Commission
  • 2017 Chinese crime writer Liu Yongbiao after announcing novel called "Beautiful Writer who Killed", arrested for murders of four people nearly 22 years ago

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 102 of 102

  • 1976 Erick Lindgren, American poker player
  • 1985 Grace Adams-Short, British reality television contestant

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History