August 11, 2003 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
  • Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

Deaths in History

  • Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)