August 11: Day of the Week
August 11, 2019 was the 223rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 106The south-eastern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
- 1332Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
- 1858The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
- 1898Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 1919The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
- 1934The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
- 1952Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
- 1982A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
- 2003Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
- 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?
- 1900Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
- 1914José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
- 1919Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1925Mike Douglas, American entertainer (d. 2006)
- 1932Israel Harold “Izzy” Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
- 1946John Conlee, American country music singer
- 1950Erik Brann, American guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003)
- 1954Mottu Vara Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer
- 1962Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
- 1973Carolyn Murphy, American model
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