AUGUST 11th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1934 : Federal prisoners landed on Alcatraz | & more about history on this day in the video… A group of federal prisoners classified as “most dangerous” arrived at Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay. The convicts were the first civilian prisoners to be housed in the new high-security penitentiary.
MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 11th …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…
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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on AUGUST 11th
1929 ~ Babe Ruth became the 1st baseball player to hit 500 home runs, with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1934 ~ The 1st civilian prisoners arrived at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay.
1959 ~ Sheremetyevo International Airport, the 2nd largest airport in Russia, opened.
1960 ~ Chad declared independence.
1962 ~ Vostok 3 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev became the 1st person to float in microgravity.
1968 ~ The last steam hauled train ran on the British Rail.
1972 ~ The last United States ground combat unit left South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.
1979 ~ Two Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-134s collided over the Ukrainian city of Dniprodzerzhynsk and crashed, killing all 178 people aboard both airliners.
1982 ~ A bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
1984 ~ “We begin bombing in five minutes” President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, joked while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
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