August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 11 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 11. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 11 August:
- 1347: Alauddin Hasan Gangu regains princely power and establishes the Bahmani dynasty.
- 1718: Battle of Cape Passers: British fleet destroys Sicily of Spanish.
- 1778: Friedrich Ludwig, the German teacher who founded gymnastics in the world, was born.
- 1804: Francis II assumes the title of first emperor of Austria.
- 1828: William Cedar is hanged at Bury St Edmunds, England for killing Maria Marten in Red Barn a year ago.
- 1908: Revolutionary Khudiram Bose hanged at just 18 and a half years of age.
- 1912: 35 soldiers and 20 civilians are killed in an attack by Zapatist rebels on a train near Mexico City.
- 1948: Summer Olympics begin in London.
- 1951: René Plevain becomes Prime Minister of France.
- 1960: African country Chad gained independence from France.
- 1961: Dadar Nagar Haveli was merged with India and made into a Union Territory. Like Goa, this area had been in the Portuguese colony for many years.
- 1975: British Leyland Motor Corporation comes under the control of the British Government.
- 1985: Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th President of the United States.
- 1988: Al-Qaeda was formed by Osama bin Laden.
- 2003: North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO takes command of peace force in Afghanistan.
- 2006: Pakistan launches third Agosta 90B class submarine.
- 2007: Great Britain musician Anthony Wilson passed away.
- 2012: An earthquake in Tabriz and Ahar in Iran killed 153 people and injured around 1,300 people.
- 2013: 22 people died in floods in Kabul, Pakistan.