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August 11th is a date marked by a diverse range of celebrations and observances that cater to different aspects of life—from appreciating nature’s grandeur to cherishing family bonds and focusing on personal well-being.

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Interesting Facts of August 11th

  1. 1. Acclaimed actor and comedian Robin Williams was found deceased at his home in California on August 11th, 2014, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and touching performances in film and comedy.
  2. 2. The first civilian prisoners arrived at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island on August 11th, 1934, which was designed to hold the most dangerous prisoners and escape artists.
  3. 3. The Watts Riots began on August 11th, 1965 in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, precipitated by an incident of police brutality, leading to six days of unrest, violence, and widespread property damage.
  4. 4. August 11, 3114 BC is claimed by the "proleptic Gregorian calendar" to be the start date of the Maya Long Count calendar. This ancient Mesoamerican calendar was used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, primarily the Maya.