August 11 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
The Queen's Birthday observed
ThailandNational Holiday
Mother's Day observed
ThailandNational Holiday
Independence Day
ChadPublic Holiday
Mountain Day
JapanNational Holiday
Son and Daughter Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial


Historical Events

  • 3114 BC: The Maya and other Mesoamerican civilizations begin using the Long Count Calendar.
  • 1786: The British colony of Penang is established by Captain Francis Light in Malaysia.
  • 1804: Francis II becomes the 1st Austrian Emperor.
  • 1812: French troops attack British and Portuguese forces during the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 1813: Juan del Corral declares Antioquian independence in Columbia.
  • 1898: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War.
  • 1918: The Battle of Amiens comes to an end during WWI.
  • 1920: The Latvian War of Independence ends when Russia relinquishes authority over Latvia.
  • 1929: Babe Ruth hits his 500th home rum on this day at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1934: The first civilian prisoners to Alcatraz Island arrive.
  • 1965: The Watts Riots began in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1968: The last steam powered train runs on the British rail.
  • 1972: The last U.S ground combat forces leave South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  • 1982: On route from Tokyo, Japan, a bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830. One passenger is killed and fifteen others are wounded.
  • 2006: 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.
  • 2009: In Shizuoka, Japan a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs.
  • 2012: A pair of earthquakes around Tabriz, Iran kill over 300 people and injure thousands of others.

Famous Birthdays

  • The Holy Roman Emperor Henry V is born in 1086.
  • Mary of York is born in 1384.
  • Catholic Cardinal Nikolaus von Schönberg is born in 1472.
  • Sovereign Marchioness of Montferrat Margaret Paleologa is born in 1510.
  • American minister Jeremiah Shepard is born in 1648.
  • English physician Richard Mead is born in 1673.
  • American author Brian Azzarello is born in 1962.
  • Co-founder of Revolution Software and game designer Charles Cecil is born in 1962.
  • English journalist John Micklethwait is born in 1962.