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Tuesday August 11, 2020

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2020 is the 224th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1858
    The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
  • 1929
    Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
  • 1965
    Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
  • 1999
    The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
  • 2003
    A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F, leaving about 144 people dead.
  • 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?

  • 1467
    Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
  • 1877
    Adolph M. Christianson, American judge, Justice and Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
  • 1897
    Louise Bogan, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1936
    Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999)
  • 1949
    Eric Carmen, American singer and guitarist (Raspberries)
  • 1952
    Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo)
  • 1954
    Mottu Vara Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer
  • 1963
    Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
  • 1978
    Amber Mariano, American reality television personality
  • 1993
    Alyson Stoner, American actress, model, singer and dancer

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