August 11: Day of the Week
August 11, 2022 is the 223rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 BCTraditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
- 1332Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
- 1675Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
- 1786Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
- 1858The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
- 1898Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 1919The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
- 1929Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1959Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
- 1972Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
Who were born on August 11?
- 1891Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect and lecturer (d. 1962)
- 1897Enid Blyton, English author (d. 1968)
- 1954Mottu Vara Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer
- 1959Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Soda Stereo)
- 1965Viola Davis, American actress
- 1979Aggeliki Daliani, Greek actress
- 1980Daniel Lloyd, British cyclist
- 1980Lee Suggs, American football player
- 1985Asher Roth, American rapper
- 1987Drew Storen, American baseball player
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