About August 11

August 11, 2022 is the 223rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 164 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 11

  • 3114 BC
    The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.
  • 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.
  • 1786
    Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
  • 1804
    Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
  • 1858
    The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
  • 1918
    World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends.
  • 1934
    The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
  • 1965
    Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1975
    East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2003
    NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
  • 2003
    The highest temperature ever seen in Great Britain (38.1 °C) is recorded at Gravesend, Kent.

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