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This Day in History: August 11

August 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1896, Harvey Hubbell patented the electric light bulb socket with a pull chain.
  2. In 1909, the Arapahoe, an American ship, transmits the first SOS distress signal off of the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  3. In 1951, the first color baseball game was telecast from New York City.
  4. In 1973, hip-hop music is born at a birthday party in the Bronx.
  5. In 1992, The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country opened in Bloomington, Minnesota.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Alex Haley (American author), James Bryan Herrick (studied Sickle Cell Anemia), Louise Bogan (American poet), Joe Jackson (singer),

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