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.

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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)

1332
Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
1675
Franco-Dutch War: forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
1898
Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1961
The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
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.
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.
1999
The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
2003
A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F, leaving about 144 people dead.
2003
The highest temperature ever seen in Great Britain (38.1 °C) is recorded at Gravesend, Kent.

Who were born on August 11?

1778
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German (Prussian) gymnastics educator and nationalist (d. 1852)
1836
Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
1877
Adolph M. Christianson, American judge, Justice and Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
1902
Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
1907
Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer (d. 1989)
1912
Thanom Kittikachorn, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004)
1913
Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
1949
Tim Hutchinson, American politician
1962
Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
1973
Nigel Harman, British actor

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