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Wednesday August 11, 2021

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2021 is the 223rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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.
  • 355
    Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
  • 1984
    “We begin bombing in five minutes” - United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
  • 1999
    The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1836
    Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1925
    Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Marilyn vos Savant, American newspaper columnist
  • 1948
    Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
  • 1952
    Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo)
  • 1959
    László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor and medalist
  • 1962
    Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Nikki Randall, American pornographic actress
  • 1976
    Will Friedle, American actor
  • 1981
    Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress

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