August 11th-This Day In History


August 11 is the 223rd day of the year. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

+ 1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

+ 1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

+ 1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.

+ 1984 – "We begin bombing in five minutes": United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.

( Births )

+ 1921 – Alex Haley, American historian and author (d. 1992)

+ 1933 – Jerry Falwell, American minister and television host (d. 2007)

+ 1946 – John Conlee, American singer-songwriter

+ 1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler

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