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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 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)

  • 1514
    Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
  • 1572
    Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris – St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
  • 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: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
  • 1944
    Freckleton Air Disaster – A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.
  • 1954
    First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
  • 1990
    Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1990
    Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western “guests” (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
  • 2000
    Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1741
    Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
  • 1922
    Nazik Al-Malaika, Iraqi poet (d. 2007)
  • 1952
    Georgios Paraschos, Greek footballer
  • 1953
    Bobby G, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
  • 1953
    Ernst Savkovic, German footballer
  • 1956
    Hans-Jürgen Salewski, German footballer
  • 1957
    Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • 1960
    Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
  • 1980
    Rex Grossman, American football player
  • 1988
    Jeremy Lin, American basketball player

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