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Thursday August 15, 2019

August 15: Day of the Week

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

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

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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.
  • 1248
    The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Construction is eventually completed in 1880.)
  • 1534
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates take initial vows, leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.
  • 1695
    French forces end the Bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1954
    Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
  • 1975
    Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1877
    Tachiyama Mineemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 22nd Yokozuna (d. 1941)
  • 1914
    Paul Rand, American graphic designer (d. 1996)
  • 1924
    Werner Abrolat, German actor (d. 1997)
  • 1925
    Mike Connors, American actor
  • 1950
    Tommy Aldridge, American musician
  • 1951
    Bobby Caldwell, American singer and musician
  • 1958
    Simon Baron-Cohen, British psychiatrist and author
  • 1975
    Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • 1982
    Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • 1989
    Belinda, Mexican singer

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