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Wednesday August 23, 2017

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.

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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.

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August 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1328
    Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
  • 1970
    Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1990
    West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on October 3.
  • 2007
    The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
  • 2011
    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.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1917
    Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
  • 1922
    Jean Darling, American child actress
  • 1923
    Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
  • 1960
    Gary Hoey, American Guitarist
  • 1968
    Laura Claycomb, American operatic soprano
  • 1971
    BoneCrusher, American rapper
  • 1980
    Diamondog, Angolan rapper
  • 1980
    Rex Grossman, American football player
  • 1982
    Trevor Wright, American actor
  • 1986
    Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician

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