On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 2020

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Belarus's opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya flees the country amid large-scale protests over the country's disputed election results that returned Dictator Alexander Lukashenko to power

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko
Human Rights Activist and Politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Human Rights Activist and Politician
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Vladimir Putin in a propaganda stunt announces Russia has become the 1st country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine, called “Sputnik V", despite no scientific data being published or phase 3 trials having even begun

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

US Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden announces California Senator Kemala Harris is his running mate, the 1st woman of color selected by a major party

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), dies at 65
  • Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), dies at 97
  • Trinidad "Trini" Lopez, American singer and guitarist ("If I Had A Hammer"; "Lemon Tree"), and actor (The Dirty Dozen) dies of COVID-19 at 83
2020 Highlights

About August 11, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo