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Tuesday August 23, 2016

August 23: Day of the Week

August 23, 2016 is the 236th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

August 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1595
    Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
  • 1858
    The Round Oak rail accident occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is 'Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways'.
  • 1866
    Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
  • 1942
    World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille liberated.
  • 1946
    Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1966
    Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
  • 1989
    Singing Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).
  • 2000
    Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
  • 2011
    A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Mineral, Virginia, the earthquake was felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia. Damaged occurred to monuments in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage was estimated at $100 Million.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1623
    Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish Socinian theologist (d. 1675)
  • 1843
    William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (d. 1932)
  • 1942
    Letta Mbulu, Southafrican singer.
  • 1945
    Rayfield Wright, American football player
  • 1951
    Jimi Jamison, American singer (Survivor)
  • 1964
    Kong Hee, Singaporean pastor
  • 1964
    Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1979
    Ritchie Neville, British musician
  • 1981
    Ozzy Lusth, American “Survivor” contestant

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