August 11 holidays in 2017
The Queen's Birthday observed
Mother's Day observed
Son and Daughter Day
August 11 2016 holidays
August 11 2018 holidays
Historical Events on August 11
The Maya and other Mesoamerican civilizations begin using the Long Count Calendar.
The British colony of Penang is established by Captain Francis Light in Malaysia.
Francis II becomes the 1
French troops attack British and Portuguese forces during the Battle of Majadahonda.
Juan del Corral declares Antioquian independence in Columbia.
American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War.
The Battle of Amiens comes to an end during WWI.
The Latvian War of Independence ends when Russia relinquishes authority over Latvia.
Babe Ruth hits his 500
home rum on this day at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
The first civilian prisoners to Alcatraz Island arrive.
The Watts Riots began in Los Angeles, California.
The last steam powered train runs on the British rail.
The last U.S ground combat forces leave South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
On route from Tokyo, Japan, a bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830. One passenger is killed and fifteen others are wounded.
An oil tanker sinks off of the coast of Negros and Gumaras islands in the Philippines; It’s the biggest oil spill in the country’s history.
In Shizuoka, Japan a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs.
A pair of earthquakes around Tabriz, Iran kill over 300 people and injure thousands of others.
Famous Birthdays on August 11
The Holy Roman Emperor Henry V is born in
Mary of York is born in
Catholic Cardinal Nikolaus von Schönberg is born in
Sovereign Marchioness of Montferrat Margaret Paleologa is born in
American minister Jeremiah Shepard is born in
English physician Richard Mead is born in
American author Brian Azzarello is born in
Co-founder of Revolution Software and game designer Charles Cecil is born in
English journalist John Micklethwait is born in
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