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Friday August 16, 2019

August 16: Day of the Week

August 16, 2019 is the 228th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden – The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Mars-La-Tour is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
  • 1891
    The Basilica of San Sebastian in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.
  • 1896
    Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • 1906
    An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hits Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,886 people.
  • 1913
    Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary.
  • 1914
    World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
  • 1920
    Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.
  • 1972
    In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco’s plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.

Who were born on August 16?

  • 1761
    Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1868
    Bernarr McFadden, American publisher (d. 1955)
  • 1909
    Paul Callaway, American organist and choral conductor (d. 1995)
  • 1929
    Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (d. 1980)
  • 1929
    Wyatt Tee Walker, American civil rights activist
  • 1937
    David Behrman, US composer and producer
  • 1948
    Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • 1954
    George Galloway, British politician
  • 1959
    Laura Innes, American actress
  • 1991
    G.E.M., Hong Kong singer

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