August 2011 calendar

August 2011

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2011?


  • 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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  • 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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The Help

The Help

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Tate Taylor

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

Country: United States of America

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Release year: 2011

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly



Release year: 2011

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell


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Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

Smokin' Seventeen


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.

Bossypants by Tina Fey



Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a

One Summer by David Baldacci

One Summer


From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss.ONE

Portrait Of A Spy by Daniel Silva

Portrait Of A Spy


“A bona fide thrill ride.”—Miami Herald “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People Portrait of a Spy is Silva’s eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel

The Secrets Of The Fbi by Ronald Kessler

The Secrets Of The Fbi


The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by