This was 224th day of the year and 142 days remained in the year.
August 11 in History
Arapahoe became the first American ship to use the S.O.S. distress signal.
The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
More than seven years of fighting in Indochina formerly ended with the cessation of French control.
Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in an automobile accident.
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