Sunday August 11, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2024 is the 224th day of the year 2024 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2024

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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.

August 11 Historical Event(s)

Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
“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.
The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F, leaving about 144 people dead.
The highest temperature ever seen in Great Britain (38.1 °C) is recorded at Gravesend, Kent.

Who were born on August 11?

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German (Prussian) gymnastics educator and nationalist (d. 1852)
Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
Adolph M. Christianson, American judge, Justice and Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer (d. 1989)
Thanom Kittikachorn, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004)
Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
Tim Hutchinson, American politician
Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
Nigel Harman, British actor

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