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Tuesday August 23, 2016

August 23: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1328
    Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
  • 1572
    Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris – St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
  • 1708
    Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 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'.
  • 1914
    World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
  • 1923
    Capt. 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: Kharkov liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
  • 1985
    Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.
  • 1990
    Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western “guests” (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
  • 1994
    Eugene Bullard, The only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1849
    William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
  • 1880
    Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • 1934
    Barbara Eden, American actress and singer
  • 1953
    Bobby G, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
  • 1962
    Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
  • 1970
    Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
  • 1972
    Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1973
    Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
  • 1974
    Ray Park, Scottish actor
  • 1979
    Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer

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