August 16: Day of the Week
August 16, 2022 is the 228th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1777American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden – The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
- 1793French Revolution: a levée en masse is decreed by the National Convention.
- 1812War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
- 1858U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal forces a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.
- 1927The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.
- 1942World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
- 1944First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
- 1945Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
- 1960Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102800 ft, setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
Who were born on August 16?
- 1832Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist (d. 1920)
- 1908Orlando Cole, American classical cellist and educator (d. 2010)
- 1924Inez Voyce, American female baseball player
- 1937David Behrman, US composer and producer
- 1946Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
- 1950Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer
- 1958Michael Harkin, American anthropologist
- 1968Mateja Svet, Slovenian alpine skier
- 1975Didier Agathe, French footballer
- 1989Charlotte Gurr, English footballer
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