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Monday August 15, 2022

August 15: Day of the Week

August 15, 2022 is the 227th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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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)

  • 293 BC
    The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is dedicated.
  • 778
    The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed.
  • 1695
    French forces end the Bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins.
  • 1863
    The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
  • 1920
    Battle of Warsaw so called Miracle at the Vistula.
  • 1935
    Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.
  • 1939
    13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors.
  • 1969
    The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
  • 1995
    In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel (she drops out less than a week later).

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1171
    King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
  • 1785
    Thomas De Quincey, English author (d. 1859)
  • 1859
    Charles Comiskey, American baseball owner (d. 1931)
  • 1860
    Henrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (d. 1941)
  • 1872
    Sri Aurobindo, Indian writer and philosopher (d. 1950)
  • 1877
    Tachiyama Mineemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 22nd Yokozuna (d. 1941)
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Željko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
  • 1974
    Tomasz Suwary, Polish footballer
  • 1975
    Kara Wolters, American basketball player

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