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It is time for... ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY! (August 11)

@Kyle Stoker 💥​ Is unwell today but shall return with OTDIH tomorrow for you all! Send him get well wishes! :)

3114 BC The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins

355 Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.

1597 Germany throws out English sales people

1695 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk

1772 Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000

1804 Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria

1866 World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)

1885 $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty

1908 King Edward VII of Britain meets with Emperor Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy

1909 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC

1914 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick, Poland

1919 Weimar Republic begins in Germany

1929 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers

1929 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty

1933 Temperature reaches 136°F (57.8°C) at San Luis Potosi, Mexico (world record)

1935 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews

1942 British aircraft carrier HMS Eagle torpedoed & sinks

1948 Summer Olympics opens in London

1950 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

1951 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois

1956 Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

1962 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"

1964 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC

1966 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins

1968 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label

1971 4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius

1976 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984 During a radio voice test, US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."

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

1989 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres

1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands

1999 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)

2012 13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh

2015 Spain's top matador Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordóñez is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca

2016 A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists.


Tash :)