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Saturday August 11, 2018

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2018 was the 223rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1812
    Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 1947
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan, gives a speech to the Constituent Assembly, the contents and meaning of which remain contentious today.
  • 1959
    Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
  • 1960
    Chad declares independence.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1902
    Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1938
    Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
  • 1942
    Mike Hugg, British drummer, keyboardist and vocalist (Manfred Mann)
  • 1957
    Ian Stuart Donaldson, British singer (Skrewdriver) (d. 1993)
  • 1961
    Craig Ehlo, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Uvais Karnain, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1965
    Viola Davis, American actress
  • 1980
    Daniel Lloyd, British cyclist
  • 1985
    J-Boog, American singer (B2K)
  • 1986
    Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress

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