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Other Notable Events for August 11

On this date in history:

In 1877, Thomas Edison described the fundamentals of the phonograph to an assistant and instructed him to build the first one.

In 1934, the first group of federal prisoners classified as most ...

Notable Birthdays for August 11

Those born on this day include:

- Author Robert Ingersoll in 1833
- songwriter Carrie Jacobs Bond (I Love You Truly) in 1862
- art collector Joseph Hirshhorn in 1899
- actor Lloyd Nolan in 1902
- author Alex Haley...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2014 with 142 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: I push myself to be the best I can be. I don't worry about what other people are doing, and I don't think about things I can't control. -- Annika Sorenstam

Other Notable Events for August 10

On this date in history:

In 1776, a committee of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson suggested the United States adopt E pluribus unum -- Out of many, one -- as the motto for its Great Seal.

In 1821, Missouri ...