About August 11

August 11, 2024 is the 224th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Leo is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 171 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 11

  • 2492 BC
    Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
  • 106
    The south-eastern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
  • 355
    Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
  • 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.
  • 1786
    Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
  • 1804
    Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
  • 1919
    The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
  • 1920
    The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia’s authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1934
    The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan, gives a speech to the Constituent Assembly, the contents and meaning of which remain contentious today.
  • 1952
    Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
  • 1982
    A 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.
  • 1999
    The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
  • 2003
    Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.

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