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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.
  • 1332
    Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
  • 1858
    The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
  • 1920
    The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia’s authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
  • 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?

  • 1913
    Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1926
    Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Laureate
  • 1926
    Claus von Bülow, Danish-born British socialite
  • 1938
    Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
  • 1939
    Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
  • 1953
    Hulk Hogan, American professional wrestler
  • 1964
    Nikki Randall, American pornographic actress
  • 1976
    Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer

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