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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 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.
  • 106
    The south-eastern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
  • 355
    Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
  • 1332
    Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1920
    The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia’s authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1982
    A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
  • 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?

  • 1667
    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Florentine patroness of the arts, the last scion of the House of Medici (d. 1743)
  • 1833
    Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and soldier (d. 1899)
  • 1932
    Israel Harold “Izzy” Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1932
    John Gorrie, English director
  • 1932
    Peter Eisenman, American architect
  • 1950
    Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapon engineer, designer of the AN-94 attack rifle (d. 2003)
  • 1957
    Ian Stuart Donaldson, British singer (Skrewdriver) (d. 1993)
  • 1959
    Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Soda Stereo)
  • 1968
    Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (d. 2009)
  • 1984
    Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant

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