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Sunday August 15, 2021

August 15: Day of the Week

August 15, 2021 is the 227th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1185
    The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1248
    The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Construction is eventually completed in 1880.)
  • 1281
    Mongol invasion of Japan: The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a “divine wind” for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.
  • 1517
    Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
  • 1519
    Panama City, Panama, is founded.
  • 1549
    Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
  • 1869
    The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
  • 1920
    Battle of Warsaw so called Miracle at the Vistula.
  • 1963
    Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
  • 2007
    An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1613
    Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)
  • 1860
    Florence Harding, American First Lady (d. 1924)
  • 1863
    Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1930
    Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • 1940
    Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (d. 1977)
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Stieg Larsson, Swedish writer (d. 2004)
  • 1958
    Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
  • 1970
    Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
  • 1982
    Casey Burgener, American weightlifter

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