On this Day: 11 August
(11 Aug 2017)

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On this Day: 11 August

Join us as we take you through some of the interesting events that took place on 11 August, throughout time

Silver mill
In 1860, the U.S.A began operation on their first successful silver mill that was near Virginia City, Nevada.


Eugene Lauste
In 1906, French filmmaker Eugene Lauste became the first person to patent films with dialogue

eugene Lauste

Babe Ruth
In 1929, famous American baseball player Babe Ruth became the first player to hit 500 Major League home runs.


Alcatraz
In 1934, the U.S opened the gates of maximum security prison Alcatraz, an island off the San Francisco Bay. The prison was designed to hold the “most dangerous” federal convicts because it was considered one of the hardest prisons to escape from. However it was closed down in 1963.

Alcatraz prision

 Republic of Chad
In 1960, Chad became a republic, independent from France but it was still operating within the French community, with Francois Tombalbaye becoming its first president.

911
In 1991, America implemented the 911 emergency number


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