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Historical Events - August 11
1877 : American astronomic Asaph Hall discovered two moons. And named them Phobos and Deimos of Planet Mars.
1942 : Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil received a patent for a frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system. That later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
1943 : C.D. Deshmukh became the first Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
1952 : Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan was named successor to his schizophrenic father King Talal.
1961: Former Portuguese territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli merged into India as Union Territories.
1962 : Chad became independent from France.
1965 : Violent race riots began in Watts area of Los Angeles.
2004 : The first license for the cloning of human embryos issued in the United Kingdom.
2008 : Indian Shooter Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal for the men’s 10m Air Rifle final. ( Beijing Olympic).
2013 : Janata Party lead by Dr. Subhramanyam Swami merged into Bhartiya Janata Party.
Famous Birthdays – August 11
1928 : Ramashreya Jha, a distinguished composer, musician, scholar and teacher of Hindustani Classical music.
1943 : Parvez Musharraf. Pakistani General, and Politician. He served as the 10 president of Pakistan.
1950 : Steve Wozniak. American computer scientist, and programmer. co-founded Inc.
1954 : Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and Umpire.
1961 : Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor.
1983 : Chris Hemsworth. Australian actor. Best known for his role as Thor in Avenger movie.
1985 : Jacqueline Fernandez. Indian-Shri Lankan Actress.
Death Anniversaries – August 11
: Hamnet Shakespeare, son of Shakespeare.
Khudiram Bose. Indian Bengali revolutionary freedom fighter.
: Jackson Pollock, Painter.
Iravati Karve. Indian Anthropologist, Socialist, educationist, and writer as well.
Usha Mehta, a Gandhian and freedom fighter of India.
: Robin Williams. American actor.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Hindu Religious leader.
Rahat Indori, Indian Urdu poet and songwriter.