1960 - Chad: independence from France
1959 - 2nd largest airport in Russia opens
1952 - Jordan proclaims Hussein bin Talal King
1934 - The first "most" dangerous prisoners arrive at the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island
1919 - The Weimar Republic constitution is adopted by the country
This Day In Business
1968 - Apple Records is launched by the Beatles.
1929 - Babe Ruth hits his 500th home run, becoming the first person in history to achieve that feat.
1898 - Spanish-American War: American troops enter the coastal city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
1991 - John Daly wins PGA championship becoming 1st rookie to win major golf title since 1976.
August 11th Holiday
Independence Day (Chad) - Celebrates Chad gaining independence from France in 1960.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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