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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 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)

  • 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.
  • 1185
    The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1939
    13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors.
  • 1941
    Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12 am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.
  • 1963
    Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
  • 1963
    President Fulbert Youlou is overthrown in the Republic of Congo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
  • 1971
    Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1998
    Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
  • 2005
    Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank begins.

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1769
    Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican-born French military officer and Emperor of France (d. 1821)
  • 1813
    Jules Grévy, French statesman (d. 1891)
  • 1896
    Leon Theremin, Russian inventor (d. 1993)
  • 1924
    Werner Abrolat, German actor (d. 1997)
  • 1927
    Eddie Leadbeater, England cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1934
    Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1938
    Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
  • 1950
    Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
  • 1978
    Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1978
    Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer

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