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Sunday August 16, 2020

August 16: Day of the Week

August 16, 2020 is the 229th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1513
    Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs) – King Henry VIII of England defeats French Forces who are then forced to retreat.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
  • 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?

  • 1832
    Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist (d. 1920)
  • 1902
    Georgette Heyer, English novelist (d. 1974)
  • 1930
    Frank Gifford, American football player and announcer
  • 1942
    Barbara George, American singer and songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • 1964
    Jimmy Arias, American tennis player
  • 1964
    Matt Lukin, American bassist (Mudhoney)
  • 1972
    Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
  • 1980
    Vanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter
  • 1981
    Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer

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