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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2011.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2011: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2011?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2011 At least 11 people, including 5 suspects, are killed and 15 others are injured on Sunday's violence in China's Xinjiang region, raising the death toll to 20 over the weekend attacks in Kashgar. (CRI) (The Guardian)
  • 02 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: Seven rebels are killed and 50 injured in fighting in the town of Zlitan. (Xinhua) (Reuters)
  • 03 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:: Syrian forces shell and advance on the city of Hama. (Al Jazeera)
  • 04 Aug 2011 War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: A senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, Payenda Khan, is killed in a bombing in Kunduz Province. (CNN)
  • 05 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:: Turkey confirms it has seized an Iranian arms shipment to Syria. (Today's Zaman)Tens of thousands of people again protest across the country, amid a government crackdown. (BBC)
  • 06 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: The Gulf Co-operation Council urges an end to the ampquotbloodshedampquot in Syria, and calls for reforms. (Al Arabiya)
  • 07 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
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  • 09 Aug 2011 Australians fill out the 2011 Australian census. (ABC News Australia)
  • 10 Aug 2011 The People's Republic of China's first aircraft carrier, the refitted Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag, commences its first sea trial under the Chinese flag. (Bloomberg) (Reuters)
  • 11 Aug 2011 Karen Drambjan, a left-wing Estonian lawyer, storms the Defense Ministry in Tallinn and takes two hostages, but is killed when special police forces storm the building. (RT)
  • 12 Aug 2011 Two bombers kill themselves in an attempted attack in the Philippines city of Kidapawan in Cotabato province. (Philippines Star)
  • 13 Aug 2011 Stage rigging collapses at the Indiana State Fair, killing at least five and injuring dozens of fans of the musical group Sugarland and singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles. (CNN)
  • 14 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian Navy gunboats fire heavy machine guns targeting waterfront districts in Latakia, as ground troops and security agents backed by armor storm several neighborhoods. Up to 26 people are killed. (Haaretz) (Ynet News)
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  • 16 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan civil war
  • 17 Aug 2011 A rocket is fired into the compound of the President of Afghanistan in Kabul. (AP via Salon)
  • 18 Aug 2011 At least fourteen people die after a minibus hits a roadside bomb in Afganistan's Herat province. (Voice of America)
  • 19 Aug 2011 A Taliban attack on a British Council centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, results in the death of at least eight people. (BBC) (CNN) (Reuters) (AFP via The Strait Times)
  • 20 Aug 2011 28 ampndash Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: In the Battle of Tripoli, Libyan rebels take control of the nation's capital, effectively overthrowing the government of Muammar Gaddafi.
  • 21 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 22 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan civil war, 2011 Battle of Tripoli:
  • 23 Aug 2011 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • 24 Aug 2011 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • 25 Aug 2011 More than 50 people are killed in an attack on a casino in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. (BBC News) (AP via Youtube)
  • 26 Aug 2011 Al Arabiya television reports that three rockets have hit the border area between Kuwait and Iraq. (Reuters)
  • 27 Aug 2011 Dozens of dead bodies are found at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli which had been abandoned by medical staff earlier in the week when it came under heavy gunfire. (NPR)
  • 28 Aug 2011 At least 29 people are killed in an suicide bombing in Baghdad's largest Sunni mosque including Khalid al-Fahdawi, a member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq. (AP via Google News)
  • 29 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 30 Aug 2011 Three suicide bombings leave 9 dead and 20 wounded in Grozny, the capital of the Republic of Chechnya, Russia. (CNN)
  • 31 Aug 2011 Tripoli doctor Gassem Baruni tells the Associated Press that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's daughter Hana Moammar Gadafi - thought to have been killed in 1986 US airstrikes - worked for him as a surgeon before she disappeared on August 25. (CBS News)

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Movies

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The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

The Help

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Country: United States of America

Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Notorious

Notorious

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Country: United States of America

Books

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Victory And Honor by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

Victory And Honor

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W.E. B. Griffin returns to his Honor Bound series set in the shadows of World War II espionage in South America… May 1945: Just weeks after Hitler’s suicide, Cletus Frade

One Day by David Nicholls

One Day

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESSIt’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another.

Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons

Burnt Mountain

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From one of our most acclaimed writers comes this dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother and by the man

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Then Came You

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AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY . . . Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her “pedigree” eggs to help save her father from addiction.

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

Smokin' Seventeen

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds.