August 11: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 11, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 223rd day of the Gregorian calendar is August 11th. The United States banned all nuclear experiments on this day, U.S. Airways filed for bankruptcy, and Babe Ruth became the first professional baseball player to score 500 home runs.

The 11th of August falls under the sign of Leo. On this day, Steve Wozniak, Chris Hemsworth, and Hulk Hogan were born. National Sons and Daughters Day, National Presidential Joke Day, and National Raspberry Bombe Day all fall on August 11th.


(August 11, 1942)
Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication technology patented by Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil. photo source:


Happy Birthday! (August 11, 1943)
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan. photo source:

(August 11, 1960)
Chad Independence Day. photo source:

(August 11, 1962)
Vostok 3 is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, and the first person to float in microgravity is cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev.

(August 11, 1992)
Mall of America opens in Bloomington, Minnesota. The largest retail mall in the United States at the time.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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