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Thursday August 15, 2019

August 15: Day of the Week

August 15, 2019 is the 227th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 778
    The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed.
  • 1018
    Byzantine general Eustathios Daphnomeles blinds and captures Ibatzes of Bulgaria by a ruse, thereby ending Bulgarian resistance against Emperor Basil II’s conquest of Bulgaria.
  • 1534
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates take initial vows, leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.
  • 1537
    Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
  • 1940
    An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbour during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
  • 1947
    India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1952
    A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.
  • 1954
    Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
  • 1969
    The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.
  • 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?

  • 1883
    Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (d. 1962)
  • 1896
    Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
  • 1930
    Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • 1935
    Jim Dale, English actor
  • 1944
    Linda Ellerbee, American journalist
  • 1945
    Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player
  • 1958
    Craig MacTavish, Canadian ice hockey player/coach
  • 1958
    Simon Baron-Cohen, British psychiatrist and author
  • 1972
    Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor

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