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Wednesday August 11, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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

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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)

  • 106
    The south-eastern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
  • 1675
    Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
  • 1918
    World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends.
  • 1920
    The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia’s authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    Actress 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.
  • 1965
    Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
  • 2003
    A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F, leaving about 144 people dead.
  • 2003
    Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1878
    Oliver W F Lodge, English poet and writer (d. 1955)
  • 1897
    Louise Bogan, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1912
    Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1926
    Claus von Bülow, Danish-born British socialite
  • 1951
    Vincent Bilodeau, Canadian actor and comedian
  • 1965
    Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • 1968
    Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (d. 2009)
  • 1976
    Will Friedle, American actor
  • 1977
    Dênio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987
    Dany N'Guessan, French footballer

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