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Tuesday August 11, 2020

August 11: Day of the Week

August 11, 2020 was the 224th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 142 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1812
    Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
  • 1960
    Chad declares independence.
  • 1961
    The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Who were born on August 11?

  • 1648
    Jeremiah Shepard, American minister (d. 1720)
  • 1667
    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Florentine patroness of the arts, the last scion of the House of Medici (d. 1743)
  • 1926
    Claus von Bülow, Danish-born British socialite
  • 1927
    Raymond Leppard, English conductor
  • 1933
    Jerry Falwell, American preacher and televangelist (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999)
  • 1947
    Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • 1964
    Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., American actor
  • 1964
    Nikki Randall, American pornographic actress
  • 1976
    Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer

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