August 11th Events

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August 11th, 2492 (August 11 2492)EventTraditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
August 11th, 2003 (August 11 2003)EventNATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
August 11th, 2003 (August 11 2003)EventJemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
August 11th, 2003 (August 11 2003)EventA heat wave in Paris resulted in temperatures rising to 112F (44 C), leaving about 144 people dead.
August 11th, 1999 (August 11 1999)EventThe exceptional Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
August 11th, 1975 (August 11 1975)EventEast Timor: Governor Mario 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.
August 11th, 1972 (August 11 1972)EventVietnam War: The last United States ground combat unit depart South Vietnam.
August 11th, 1968 (August 11 1968)EventThe last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last timethis working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.
August 11th, 1965 (August 11 1965)EventRace riots (the Watts riots) begin in Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
August 11th, 1960 (August 11 1960)EventChad declares independence.
August 11th, 1952 (August 11 1952)EventHussein proclaimed king of Jordan
August 11th, 1934 (August 11 1934)EventFederal prison opened at Alcatraz Island.
August 11th, 1929 (August 11 1929)EventBabe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.Babe Ruth Quotes
August 11th, 1920 (August 11 1920)EventThe Latvia-Bolshevist Russia peace treaty, which relinquished Russia s authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed.
August 11th, 1919 (August 11 1919)EventConstitution of Weimar Republic adopted
August 11th, 1918 (August 11 1918)EventWorld WarBattle of Amiens ends
August 11th, 1898 (August 11 1898)EventSpanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
August 11th, 1858 (August 11 1858)EventFirst ascent of the Eiger.
August 11th, 1804 (August 11 1804)EventFrancis II assumed title of first Emperor of Austria
August 11th, 1786 (August 11 1786)EventCaptain Francis Light established the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
August 11th, 0480 (August 11 0480)EventGreco-Persian Wars: Battle of ArtemisiumThe Persians achieve a naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near Artemisium, a promontory on the north coast of Euboea. The Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws southward when news comes of the defeat at Thermopylae.
August 11th, 0355 (August 11 0355)EventClaudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.

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