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Friday August 11, 2023

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2023 is the 223rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 355
    Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
  • 1812
    Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 1858
    The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
  • 1934
    The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1959
    Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
  • 1960
    Chad declares independence.
  • 1965
    Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    “We begin bombing in five minutes” - United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
  • 1999
    The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1833
    Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • 1870
    Tom Richardson, English cricketer (d. 1912)
  • 1892
    Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1913
    Angus Wilson, British novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1943
    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani politician
  • 1967
    Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor
  • 1973
    Nigel Harman, British actor
  • 1976
    Ben Gibbard, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • 1977
    Dênio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress

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