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Tuesday August 11, 2020

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2020 was the 224th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1675
    Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
  • 1786
    Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1918
    World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends.
  • 1919
    The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1952
    Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1892
    Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • 1900
    Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1921
    Alex Haley, American historian (d. 1992)
  • 1927
    Raymond Leppard, English conductor
  • 1949
    Eric Carmen, American singer and guitarist (Raspberries)
  • 1952
    Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo)
  • 1971
    Tommy Mooney, English football player
  • 1974
    Kira Kener, American pornographic actress
  • 1980
    Lee Suggs, American football player

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