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

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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)

  • 982
    Holy Roman Emperor Otto II is defeated by the Saracens in the battle of Capo Colonna, in Calabria
  • 1185
    The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1519
    Panama City, Panama, is founded.
  • 1534
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates take initial vows, leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.
  • 1843
    Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1907
    Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, first African-American Orthodox priest, “Priest-Apostolic” to America and the West Indies.
  • 1962
    James Joseph Dresnok defects to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea after running across the Korean DMZ. Dresnok still resides in the capital, Pyongyang.
  • 1971
    Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
  • 1975
    Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1896
    Gerty Cori, Austrian biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1917
    Óscar Romero, El Salvadorian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1980)
  • 1926
    Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player
  • 1951
    Bobby Caldwell, American singer and musician
  • 1957
    Željko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
  • 1961
    Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • 1968
    Debra Messing, American actress
  • 1972
    Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1989
    Joe Jonas, American actor and singer

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