On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2011

Historical Events

  • The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA

Famous Deaths

  • George Band, English mountaineer (1st to climb Kangchenjunga, world's 3rd highest mountain), dies at 82
  • John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)
2011 Highlights

About August 26, 2011

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo