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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1934The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
- 1942Actress 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.
- 1952Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
- 1965Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
- 1972Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
- 1999The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
- 2003A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F, leaving about 144 people dead.
- 2003NATO 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?
- 1467Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
- 1877Adolph M. Christianson, American judge, Justice and Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
- 1897Louise Bogan, American poet (d. 1970)
- 1936Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999)
- 1949Eric Carmen, American singer and guitarist (Raspberries)
- 1952Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo)
- 1954Mottu Vara Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer
- 1963Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
- 1978Amber Mariano, American reality television personality
- 1993Alyson Stoner, American actress, model, singer and dancer
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