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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 10th 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

1596 : Hamnet Shakespeare, son of Shakespeare.

1908 :  Khudiram Bose. Indian Bengali revolutionary freedom fighter.

1956 : Jackson Pollock, Painter.

1970 :  Iravati Karve. Indian Anthropologist, Socialist, educationist, and writer as well.

2000 :  Usha Mehta, a Gandhian and freedom fighter of India. 

2014  : Robin Williams. American actor.

2016 :  Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Hindu Religious leader.

2020 :  Rahat Indori, Indian Urdu poet and songwriter.



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