Today in History for 11th August 2003

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 3 of 3

- A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
- Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
- NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
- Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (b. 1937)

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