August 23: Day of the Week
August 23, 2017 is the 235th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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August 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1328Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
- 1858The 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'.
- 1866Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
- 1914World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
- 1923Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
- 1954First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
- 1970Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
- 1990West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on October 3.
- 2007The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
- 2011Libyan 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.
Who were born on August 23?
- 1917Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
- 1922Jean Darling, American child actress
- 1923Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
- 1960Gary Hoey, American Guitarist
- 1968Laura Claycomb, American operatic soprano
- 1971BoneCrusher, American rapper
- 1980Diamondog, Angolan rapper
- 1980Rex Grossman, American football player
- 1982Trevor Wright, American actor
- 1986Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician
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