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August 11th….This Day In History

This is what happened This Day in History
1960 – French colony of Chad became independent
1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
1962 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
1962 – Beach Boys release “Surfin’ Safari”
1962 – Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
1962 – Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
1963 Kingston Trio are mystery guest on “What’s My Line?”
1963 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women’s Golf Open Invitational
1964 Beatles’ “A Hard Days Night” opens in NYC
1964 – Race riot in Paterson NJ
1965 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
1965 – Beatles movie “Help” opens in NYC
1965 – Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days
1966 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
1967 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
1968 Beatles launch “Apple Records” label
1968 – Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
1968 – The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time – this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.
1969 Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
1969 – Pitts Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1970 Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
1970 – Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
1971 Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
1971 – Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501
1972 “Cheech & Chong Day” in San Antonio Texas
1974 56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood NC
1974 – Coup in East-Timor under UDT
1974 – Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)
1975 Expos’ Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game
1975 – US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN
1976 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami
1976 – Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
1977 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley
1978 Funeral of Pope Paul VI
1978 – Legionnaire’s disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
1979 28°F in Embarrass Minnesota
1979 – Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
1980 Angola revises its constitution
1980 – Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
1980 – Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago’s Britt Burns
1982 Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
1982 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
1984 – Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens’ 1936 feat, wins 4 Olym track golds
1984 – Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench’s #5 uniform
1984 – During a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he “signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes”
1984 – Men’s choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
1984 – USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1985 “Tap Dance Kid” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 perfs
1985 – 67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver
1985 – Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz
1985 – Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1985 – Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7’10″12)
1986 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
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
1988 – Al-Qaeda formed
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
1990 – NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats)
1991 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
1991 – 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind
1991 – Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
1991 – Shite Moslems 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
1993 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
1993 – NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
1993 – Pope John Paul II visits Mexico
1993 – Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)
1994 Joao B “Nino” Vieira elected pres of Guinee-Bissau
1996 “Thousand Clowns,” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performs
1996 – 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY
1996 – Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch’s Golf Championship
1997 Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
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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