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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 11 - The Day in History

August 11 : General Interest
1934: Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz

A group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay... read more

American Revolution
1718 : Sir Frederick Haldimand born

1973 : "American Graffiti" released

Civil War
1864 : Confederate General Early abandons Winchester, Virginia

Cold War
1984 : Reagan jokes about "outlawing" the Soviet Union

1980 : Carol Bundy confesses her connection to the "Sunset Slayer"

1856 : Hurricane submerges Louisiana resort

General Interest
1952 : Hussein succeeds to Jordanian throne
1965 : Watts Riot begins
1998 : Jonesboro schoolyard shooters guilty

1973 : American Graffiti opens

1921 : Alex Haley's birthday

1973 : Hip Hop is born at a birthday party in the Bronx

Old West
1806 : Meriwether Lewis is shot in the leg

1984 : Reagan jokes about bombing Russia

1994 : Major leaguers walk off the job

Vietnam War
1967 : U.S. pilots cleared to bomb Hanoi-Haiphong area
1970 : South Vietnamese troops assume responsibility for guarding border
1972 : Last U.S. ground combat unit departs South Vietnam

World War I
1919 : Weimar Constitution adopted in Germany

World War II
1943 : Germans begin to evacuate Sicily


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