August 11

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Significant events that happened (or will happen) on August 11.


  • 1933 – City Manager Seth Burnley decides to postpone work to widen the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway railroad underpass on 4th Street to 22 feet wide. After a morning conference with railroad officials, the $21,000 expense was deemed to be too much. [1]
  • 2000Value America filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. In April 1999, on its first day as a publicly traded, the stock closed at $55 a share. By Thursday, the three-year-old profitless company was valued at $2.4 Billion. In 2000 stock had fallen to 72 cents.



  1. Web. 4th Street Pass Job Deferred, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 11, 1933, retrieved May 5, 2019.