Historical Events for August 2011
Events 1 - 7 of 7
5th - Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
6th - A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
16th - Beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid
18th - The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
23rd - Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.
23rd - 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia
26th - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA