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It happened on a… August 11

2020

President Vladimir Putin announces Russia has become the 1st country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine, called “Sputnik V”, despite no scientific data being published or phase 3 trials having even begun.

2008

Airbnb is founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk.

1988

Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan.

1978

“C’est Chic” 2nd studio album by Chic is released featuring single “Le Freak” (Billboard Album of the Year 1979).

Funeral of Pope Paul VI held in the Vatican.

1956

Elvis Presley releases “Don’t Be Cruel”.

1951

The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1.

1934

Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay, received federal prisoners for the first time.

1929

Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

1874

A patent for the sprinkler head was given to Harry S. Parmelee.

1649

Laurent Berman first licensed practicing notary in New France.

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