On This Day: August 11th
This is 223rd day of the year and 142 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—10 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 11th day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
Friedrich Ludwig Jahnfather of gymnastics
Carrie Jacobs Bondsongwriter
Louise Boganpoet and critic
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.