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Monday August 16, 2021

August 16: Day of the Week

August 16, 2021 is the 228th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1328
    The House of Gonzaga seizes power in the Duchy of Mantua, and will rule until 1708.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: a levée en masse is decreed by the National Convention.
  • 1841
    U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
  • 1858
    U.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.
  • 1859
    The Tuscan National Assembly formally deposes the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
  • 1945
    An assassination attempt is made on Japan’s prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.

Who were born on August 16?

  • 1355
    Countess Philippa Plantagenet of Ulster (d. 1382)
  • 1888
    T. E. Lawrence, English writer and soldier (d. 1935)
  • 1902
    Georgette Heyer, English novelist (d. 1974)
  • 1948
    Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • 1953
    James “J.T.” Taylor, American singer (Kool & The Gang)
  • 1961
    Christian Okoye, American football player
  • 1972
    Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
  • 1974
    Roger Cedeño, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976
    Dave Ockun, American concert producer
  • 1986
    Chris Reynolds, Welsh DJ

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