August 11: Day of the Week
August 11, 2020 is the 224th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 106The south-eastern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
- 355Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
- 1812Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
- 1858The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
- 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.
- 1952Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
- 1961The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
- 1965Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
- 1982A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
- 2003A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F, leaving about 144 people dead.
Who were born on August 11?
- 1648Jeremiah Shepard, American minister (d. 1720)
- 1900Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
- 1907Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer (d. 1989)
- 1933Jerry Falwell, American preacher and televangelist (d. 2007)
- 1946John Conlee, American country music singer
- 1959László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor and medalist
- 1968Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (d. 2009)
- 1971Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
- 1974Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani singer
- 1982Alan Halsall, British actor
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