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 On Sunday, at least 11 people are killed, 5 suspects are also among them, and 15 more are injured in violence in China's Xinjiang. This brings the death toll up to 20 in the wake of the weekend attacks in Kashgar.
  • 02 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War: 7 rebels killed, 50 hurt in fighting in Zlitan.
  • 03 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian forces advance and shell Hama.
  • 04 Aug 2011 War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Payenda Khan, a senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security is killed in a bombing at Kunduz Province.
  • 05 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Turkey confirms that it has taken an Iranian arms shipment to Syria. (Today's Zaman). Tens of thousands protest again across the country amid a government crackdown.
  • 06 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: The Gulf Co-operation Council urges an end to the ampquotbloodshedampquot in Syria, and calls for reforms.
  • 07 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 08 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 09 Aug 2011 The 2011 Australian Census was completed by Australians.
  • 10 Aug 2011 The People's Republic of China's original aircraft carrier, Varyag, a refitted Soviet aircraft carrier, begins its first sea trial under Chinese flag.
  • 11 Aug 2011 Karen Drambjan is a left-wing Estonian lawyer who storms the Defense Ministry in Tallinn, taking two hostages. However, she is killed by special police forces.
  • 12 Aug 2011 Two suicide bombers were killed in an attack on Kidapawan, Philippines in Cotabato Province.
  • 13 Aug 2011 At the Indiana State Fair, stage rigging collapses. This causes the deaths of at least five people and injuries to dozens of others.
  • 14 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian Navy gunboats fire machine guns at waterfront areas in Latakia. Ground troops and armor-equipped security agents stormed several neighborhoods. 26 people have been killed.
  • 15 Aug 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 16 Aug 2011 Libyan civil war 2011
  • 17 Aug 2011 A rocket is launched into Kabul's compound of President of Afghanistan.
  • 18 Aug 2011 A minibus in Afganistan's Herat hit a roadside bomb, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people.
  • 19 Aug 2011 At least eight people are killed in a Taliban attack on a British Council center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 20 Aug 2011 28 Amendash Arab Spring and Libyan Civil War: The Battle of Tripoli sees the Libyan rebels seize control of Tripoli's capital, overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi's government.
  • 21 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • 22 Aug 2011 2011 Battle of Tripoli, Libyan Civil War
  • 23 Aug 2011 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • 24 Aug 2011 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • 25 Aug 2011 An attack on a Monterrey casino, Nuevo Leon in Mexico kills more than 50 people.
  • 26 Aug 2011 Al Arabiya TV reports that three rockets struck the border between Kuwait and Iraq.
  • 27 Aug 2011 Numerous bodies were found at Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli, which was abandoned earlier in the week by medical staff after it was hit with heavy gunfire.
  • 28 Aug 2011 A suicide bombing at Baghdad’s largest Sunni mosque, killing at least 29 people including Khalid al-Fahdawi (a member of Council of Representatives of Iraq).
  • 29 Aug 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • 30 Aug 2011 Three suicide bombings left 9 people dead and 20 injured in Grozny (capital of the Republic of Chechnya), Russia.
  • 31 Aug 2011 Gassem Baruni, a Tripoli doctor, tells the Associated Press that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter Hana Moammar Gaddafi - who is believed to have been killed by US airstrikes in 1986 - worked as a surgeon for him before she disappeared on Aug 25.
  • 06 Aug 2011 War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, seven Afghan soldiers, and one Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.
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  1. - Party Rock Anthem
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  3. - Give Me Everything
  4. - Super Bass
  5. - Moves Like Jagger


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 2011?

One Summer by David Baldacci

One Summer



Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan



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Full Black by Brad Thor

Full Black


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet--a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal--brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.Born

Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon



Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times Bestseller, presents the next thrilling installment of her Dark-Hunter(r). Harm no one... William Jessup Brady was a hired gunslinger.

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

Smokin' Seventeen


Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter from New Jersey knows that smoke is indicative of fire. Vincent Plum Bail Bonds is empty of any construction so dead bodies are being found in shallow graves.