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Daily Calendar for Friday, August 11, 2023

Born

  • Gifford Pinchot (conservationist) –
  • Jerry Falwell (evangelist) –
  • Hulk Hogan (wrestler) –
  • Joe Jackson (musician) –
  • Viola Davis (actress) –
  • Alyson Stoner (actress) –

Died

  • Edith Wharton (author) –
  • Jackson Pollock (artist) –
  • Herb Brooks (coached the U.S. hockey team to the Miracle on Ice” victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics”) –
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver (founder of the Special Olympics) –
  • Robin Williams (actor) –

Events

  • Mars moon Deimos discovered–
  • The first prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary–
  • The first baseball game televised in color was between the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers, broadcasted from Ebbets Field. The Dodgers won 8-1–

Weather

  • A major hurricane brought Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, the worst inland flooding since 1607–
  • The temperature in Burlington, Vermont, reached 101 degrees F–

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