Historical Events for 11th August 2021

1718 – Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
1936 – Chaing Kai-shek’s troops conquers Kanton
1978 – Funeral of Pope Paul VI held in the Vatican
1985 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Hubert Green wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
1987 – France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
1991 – Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
1992 – Oakland A’s rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
1999 – Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
2008 – Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats 1st leg of his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 100m in world record 58.91; goes on to win 200m event
2020 – US Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden announces California Senator Kemala Harris is his running mate, the 1st woman of color selected by a major party

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