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Monday August 12, 2019

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2019 was the 224th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo 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 12: This Day in History

It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. It is also known as the “Glorious Twelfth” in the UK, as it marks the traditional start of the grouse shooting season.

August 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1499
    First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
  • 1687
    Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
  • 1851
    Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
  • 1877
    Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
  • 1883
    The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
  • 1914
    World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
  • 1952
    The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.
  • 1960
    Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, is launched.
  • 1981
    The IBM Personal Computer is released.
  • 1992
    Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Who were born on August 12?

  • 1604
    Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  • 1892
    Alfred Lunt, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • 1952
    Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • 1956
    Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1959
    Amanda Redman, English actress
  • 1961
    Roy Hay, British guitarist and keyboardist (Culture Club)
  • 1965
    Peter Krause, American actor
  • 1978
    Chris Chambers, American football player
  • 1979
    Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater

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