Wednesday 11 August 1909US date format: 8/11/1909, UK date format: 11/8/1909
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 11, 1909). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gaston Litaize and Gaston Gilbert Litaize.
Far from the Madding Crowd, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
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- Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
- Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
- Taiwan - Valentine's Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
- St. Chromatius
- St. Equitius
- St. Gery/Gaugericus
- St. Susanna
- Gaston Litaize: French organist, composer and teacher.
- Gaston Gilbert Litaize: Composer.
- Hugo Buchthal: Art historian.
- Jean Lancaster: Director (WRNS).
- Yuji Koseki: Japanese composer (d. 1989).
- Leo Fender: Businessman.
- Alexandre Lucas: Camaret sur Mer physician.
- Yūji Koseki: Japanese composer (d. 1989).
- Uku Masing: Estonian philosopher and theologian (d. 1985).
- Mario Montesanto: Italian soccer player, he was on Italy's national team from 1930 to 1936.
- Liner Arapahoe is 1st ship to use SOS distress call
- SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
- Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test