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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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
  • 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.
  • 1843
    The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicated. Now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.
  • 1920
    Battle of Warsaw so called Miracle at the Vistula.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.
  • 1969
    The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.
  • 1971
    Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
  • 1999
    Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1785
    Thomas De Quincey, English author (d. 1859)
  • 1901
    Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1912
    Julia Child, American cook and TV personality (d. 2004)
  • 1919
    Huntz Hall, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1938
    Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
  • 1942
    Larry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (d. 2007)
  • 1949
    Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • 1969
    Bernard Fanning, Australian singer/songwriter (Powderfinger)
  • 1969
    Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1972
    Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)

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