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  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 11, 1934

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Questions

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 11, 1934

    Questions about the story's accuracy are not new. In a newspaper article in The Scotsman, "Greyfriars Bobby A Dog's Devotion" (11 August 1934), Councillor Wilson McLaren responds to contemporary questions about the accuracy of the stories by describing his own conversation, in 1871, with "Mr Traill" of "Traill's Coffee House" in relation to the dog he himself was then feeding, reassuring readers about the story Mr Traill had given him, and describing responses in 1889 to questions about the story's accuracy. A sense of the difficulty of determining accuracy is gained from two opposing letters to The Scotsman newspaper on 8 February 1889 (part of the debate referred to by McLaren), both from people claiming close links to Greyfriars Kirk, both claiming to have known of the dog personally but with opposing views over the accuracy of stories.




  • Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1964

    James Bond

    Fleming's death

    Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1964

    Fleming was a heavy smoker and drinker throughout his adult life and suffered from heart disease. In 1961, aged 53, he suffered a heart attack and struggled to recuperate. On 11 August 1964, while staying at a hotel in Canterbury, Fleming went to the Royal St George's Golf Club for lunch and later dined at his hotel with friends.




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1970

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    License back

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1970

    On August 11, 1970, with his case still in appeal, Ali was granted a license to box by the City of Atlanta Athletic Commission, thanks to State Senator Leroy R. Johnson.




  • Thailand
    Monday Aug 11, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Rescue package

    Thailand
    Monday Aug 11, 1997

    On 11 August 1997, the IMF unveiled a rescue package for Thailand with more than $17 billion, subject to conditions such as passing laws relating to bankruptcy (reorganizing and restructuring) procedures and establishing strong regulation frameworks for banks and other financial institutions.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 11, 1999

    Steven Spielberg

    Department of Defense Medal

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 11, 1999

    Spielberg was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by Secretary of Defense William Cohen at the Pentagon on August 11, 1999,Cohen presented the award in recognition of Spielberg's film Saving Private Ryan.




  • California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Robin Williams

    Death

    California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On August 11, 2014, Williams died by suicide in his Paradise Cay, California, home. His body was cremated at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay the day after his death.




  • Sweden
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    The INAS World Football Championships

    Sweden
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On 11 August 2014, Ibrahimović paid US$51,000 to send the Swedish national football team for the intellectually disabled to the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil.


  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

    Ciro Immobile

    Sevilla debut

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

    He made his debut for the club on 11 August 2015, coming off the bench to replace Kevin Gameiro in the 80th minute of the 2015 UEFA Super Cup final, against Barcelona, and assisting Yevhen Konoplyanka's temporary equalizer to send the match into extra-time; Barcelona went on to win the match 5–4.


  • Singapore
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Halimah's views on The Reserved Presidential Election

    Singapore
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    In an interview published on 11 August 2017, Halimah gave her views on the reserved presidential election. She said that it "shows we don't only talk about multiracialism, but we talk about it in the context of meritocracy or opportunities for everyone, and we actually practise it".


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump not going to rule out a military option

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    On August 11, 2017, Trump said he is "not going to rule out a military option" to confront the government of Nicolás Maduro.


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