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August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

Up to 1900

  • 3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilisations, notably the Maya, begins, ending either on December 21 or 23, 2012.
  • 106 – The Southwestern part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province, Roman Dacia.
  • 117 – Hadrian becomes Roman Emperor, following Trajan's death.
  • 355 – Claudius Silvanus proclaims himself Roman Emperor.
  • 490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River near Milan.
  • 1332 – The Battle of Dupplin Moor takes place during the Scottish Wars of Independence.
  • 1677 – A large part of the city of Rostock is destroyed by fire.
  • 1711 – The first horse race is held at Ascot, England.
  • 1718 – A British fleet attacks a Spanish fleet in the Naval Battle of Cape Passero.
  • 1786Captain Francis Light establishes a British colony at Penang, Malaysia.
  • 1804 – Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor takes the title of Emperor of Austria.
  • 1812 – Peninsular War: French troops engage in battle with British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 1813 – In Colombia, Juan de Corral declares the independence of Antioquia.
  • 1858 – The Eiger in the Swiss Alps is first climbed by Charles Barrington, accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohlen.
  • 1863Cambodia becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1867 – Das Kapital, by Karl Marx, goes on sale in Hamburg.
  • 1898Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

1901 – 2000

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Births

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1901 - 1950

1951 – 1975

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Deaths

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