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Sunday August 11, 2019

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2019 is the 223rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 3114 BC
    The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.
  • 106
    The south-eastern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
  • 1332
    Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
  • 1675
    Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
  • 1786
    Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
  • 1812
    Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1942
    Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
  • 1975
    East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
  • 2003
    NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1913
    Angus Wilson, British novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1943
    Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1954
    Joe Jackson, English singer
  • 1963
    Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
  • 1966
    Nigel Martyn, English footballer
  • 1976
    Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer
  • 1984
    Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant
  • 1984
    Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • 1986
    Richard Keogh, Irish footballer
  • 1993
    Alyson Stoner, American actress, model, singer and dancer

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