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Sunday August 11, 2019

August 11: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 2492 BC
    Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
  • 1675
    Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
  • 1804
    Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
  • 1920
    The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia’s authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1934
    The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan, gives a speech to the Constituent Assembly, the contents and meaning of which remain contentious today.
  • 1961
    The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  • 2003
    Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 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?

  • 1778
    Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German (Prussian) gymnastics educator and nationalist (d. 1852)
  • 1878
    Oliver W F Lodge, English poet and writer (d. 1955)
  • 1902
    Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1936
    Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999)
  • 1944
    Frederick W. Smith, American entrepreneur
  • 1959
    László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor and medalist
  • 1965
    Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • 1969
    Ashley Jensen, British actress
  • 1970
    Teresa Pavlinek, Canadian actress
  • 1974
    Audrey Mestre, French diver (d. 2002)

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