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  1. Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 air traffic controllers in August of 1981 for failing to carry out their oath to never strike as employees of the US federal government.

  2. In August 1981, 11,000 out of the nation's 16,000 air traffic controllers were fired by President Reagan after going on strike. Their union, PATCO, was dissolved and three of its leaders were sent to prison.

  3. On August 5, 1981, following the PATCO workers' refusal to return to work, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 striking air traffic controllers who had ignored the order

  4. August 11, 1984 Ronald Reagan made a pre-broadcast mic check, declaring, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” It leaked and became the world news leading to the alert state in Japan

  5. NASA lost communication with a spacecraft due to systems continuously rebooting because it can't process a date past August 11 2013.

  6. On August 11, 1984, Ronald Reagan joked about attacking the Soviet Union, not realizing that he was being recorded. He said ""My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

  7. On August 11, 1984 United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes". The Soviets went Red Alert.

  8. Saros is a predictable 18-year 11-day 8-hour cycle of eclipses. This means the upcoming eclipse in the US is actually a sister of the August 1999 total eclipse that affected Europe. Both are referred to as Saros 145 eclipses.

  9. Andrew Carnegie died at his Shadow Brook estate in Lenox, Massachusetts on August 11, 1919. By the time of his death he had given away more than $350 million and the remaining $30 million was given away to charities, pensioners and foundations.

  10. The British attacked the American defensive positions at around 11 pm on August 26, which caught the Americans off guard.

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On 11 August 1784, a prostitute looking like Marie-Antoinette meets the Cardinal of Rohan in Versailles. At this moment begun the REAL Affair of the Diamonds Necklace, which lead to the French Revolution, and to the 3 Musketeers novel.

13,000 FAA Air Traffic Controllers Went On Strike in August 1981: 11,700 Were Subsequently Fired By Reagan.

Inflation in Zimbabwe rose from an annual rate of 32% in 1998, to an official estimated high of 11,200,000% in August 2008.

4 Ahau 8 Cumku (the Mayan calendar date for the beginning of the universe) has been calculated to be August 11, 3114 B.C.E.

The Ghostbusters Theme Song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1984, staying there for three weeks, and at number two on the UK Singles Chart on September 16, 1984, staying there for three weeks. The song re-entered the UK Top 75 on November 2, 2008, at No. 49.

During WWII the Burlington Municipal Airport (KBTV) was noted as being the busiest airport in the world on both August 14, 1942 and February 11, 1943, with 662 and 793 landings respectively.

On August 11, 1999, Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 members of FALN, which is a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago.

Only two countries USSR and Mongolia recognized the country of Tuvan on August 14, 1921. It was later annexed by the Soviets on October 11, 1944

About Saros, which an 18-year 11-day cycle of eclipses. This means the upcoming eclipse in the US is actually a sister of the August 1999 eclipse that affected Europe.

On 11 August Russia said the US president's actions were "incompatible with the great responsibility borne by heads of nuclear states for the destinies of their own people and mankind," after he joked about outlawing and bombing Russia. This happened in 1983.

USS Gerald R. Ford began construction in August, 2005. 11 1/2 years later, it still isn't in service.

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John P. O'Neill, counter terror expert and head of FBI National Security Division who spent many years investigating Al Qaeda, retired in early August 2001 and started his new job later that same month - as Head of Security at the World Trade Center. He died there on September 11.

NASA's "Deep Impact" probe failed in its extended mission to study comets. At 12:38:49AM on August 11, 2013, its computer ran out of digits to store time in a 32-bit integer, permanently crashing the system. Computers around the world face a similar problem on January 19, 2038.

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Ben Hogan was introduced to golf at the age of 11 when started caddying at the Glen Garden County Club. After August 1928, he joined daily fee courses at Katy Lake, Worth Hills, and Z-Boaz.

On August 5th, 1981, Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 Air Traffic Controllers just two days after they went on strike, seeking a better salary and working hours. The fired Air Traffic Controllers were also given a lifetime ban from ever working for the federal government again.

The $267m Deep Impact Comet Mission which travelled 429 million km ended due to a Y2K-like software bug that didn't roll over the calendar date correctly and misread any date after August 11, 2013 - leading to endless reboots.

The last battle of WWII ended at the Hutou Fortress in northern China on August 26, 1945, 11 days after Japan surrendered to the Allies. The USSR and Japan fought over the fortress for 17 days.

Robin Williams commited suicide in August 11, 2014 at age 63

The only time in history where every major league baseball team played an the home team won every time was Tuesday August 11, 2015.

There's a special runoff election in Georgia, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania tomorrow August 11, 2015