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.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 2492 BCTraditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
- 355Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
- 1898Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 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.
- 1959Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
- 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.
- 1982A 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.
- 1999The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
Who were born on August 11?
- 1836Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
- 1925Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
- 1946Marilyn vos Savant, American newspaper columnist
- 1948Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
- 1952Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo)
- 1959László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor and medalist
- 1962Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
- 1964Nikki Randall, American pornographic actress
- 1976Will Friedle, American actor
- 1981Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
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