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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sir-frederick-haldimand-born

Automotive
1973 : "American Graffiti" released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-graffiti-released

Civil War
1864 : Confederate General Early abandons Winchester, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/early-abandons-winchester-virginia

Cold War
1984 : Reagan jokes about "outlawing" the Soviet Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-jokes-about-outlawing-the-soviet-union

Crime
1980 : Carol Bundy confesses her connection to the "Sunset Slayer"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carol-bundy-confesses-her-connection-to-the-sunset-slayer

Disaster
1856 : Hurricane submerges Louisiana resort
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-submerges-louisiana-resort

General Interest
1952 : Hussein succeeds to Jordanian throne
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hussein-succeeds-to-jordanian-throne
1965 : Watts Riot begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/watts-riot-begins
1998 : Jonesboro schoolyard shooters guilty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jonesboro-schoolyard-shooters-guilty

Hollywood
1973 : American Graffiti opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-graffiti-opens

Literary
1921 : Alex Haley's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alex-haleys-birthday

Music
1973 : Hip Hop is born at a birthday party in the Bronx
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hip-hop-is-born-at-a-birthday-party-in-the-bronx

Old West
1806 : Meriwether Lewis is shot in the leg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/meriwether-lewis-is-shot-in-the-leg

Presidential
1984 : Reagan jokes about bombing Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-jokes-about-bombing-russia

Sports
1994 : Major leaguers walk off the job
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/major-leaguers-walk-off-the-job

Vietnam War
1967 : U.S. pilots cleared to bomb Hanoi-Haiphong area
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-pilots-cleared-to-bomb-hanoi-haiphong-area
1970 : South Vietnamese troops assume responsibility for guarding border
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-troops-assume-responsibility-for-guarding-border
1972 : Last U.S. ground combat unit departs South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-us-ground-combat-unit-departs-south-vietnam

World War I
1919 : Weimar Constitution adopted in Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/weimar-constitution-adopted-in-germany

World War II
1943 : Germans begin to evacuate Sicily
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-begin-to-evacuate-sicily


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