This Day in History on 11 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 11 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2000 – An air rage incident occurs on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1763 when 19-year-old Jonathan Burton attempts to storm the cockpit, but he is subdued by other passengers and dies from his injuries.


2003 – NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.


2003 – Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.


2006 – The oil tanker MT Solar 1 sinks off the coast of Guimaras and Negros Islands in the Philippines, causing the country’s worst oil spill.


2012 – At least 306 people are killed and 3,000 others injured in a pair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.


2017 – At least 41 people are killed and another 179 injured after two passenger trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1954 – Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and umpire

Death/ Death Anniversary

1908 – Khudiram Bose, Indian Bengali revolutionary (b. 1889)

2013 – Zafar Futehally, Indian ornithologist and author (b. 1919)

Futher Reading

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