This happened today, August 11…

1860 – The first successful silver mill in America began operation in Virginia City, Nevada

1934 – The first federal prisoners. the “most dangerous,” were moved to Alcatraz Island.

1953 – Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea was born. Hulk Hogan

1965 – Rioting and looting broke out in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

1999 – KISS received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2014 – Actor Robin Williams dies at 63.