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Saturday August 15, 2020

August 15: Day of the Week

August 15, 2020 is the 228th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 982
    Holy Roman Emperor Otto II is defeated by the Saracens in the battle of Capo Colonna, in Calabria
  • 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.
  • 1430
    Francesco Sforza, lord of Milan, conquers Lucca.
  • 1511
    Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1599
    Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass – Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • 1914
    The First Russian Army, led by Pavel Rennenkampf, enters Eastern Prussia.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Dragoon – Allied forces land in southern France.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.
  • 1963
    President Fulbert Youlou is overthrown in the Republic of Congo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
  • 1977
    The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1858
    E. Nesbit, English author (d. 1924)
  • 1886
    Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (d. 1974)
  • 1912
    Dame Wendy Hiller, English actress (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    Robert Bolt, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1949
    Beverly Lynn Burns, American pilot
  • 1961
    Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  • 1965
    Rob Thomas, American writer
  • 1968
    Debra Messing, American actress
  • 1975
    Brendan Morrison, Canadian hockey player
  • 1979
    Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver

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