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Tuesday August 16, 2022

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.

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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)

  • 1777
    American 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.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden – The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: a levée en masse is decreed by the National Convention.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.
  • 1942
    World 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.
  • 1944
    First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
  • 1945
    Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
  • 1960
    Joseph 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?

  • 1832
    Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist (d. 1920)
  • 1908
    Orlando Cole, American classical cellist and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Inez Voyce, American female baseball player
  • 1937
    David Behrman, US composer and producer
  • 1946
    Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 1950
    Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer
  • 1958
    Michael Harkin, American anthropologist
  • 1968
    Mateja Svet, Slovenian alpine skier
  • 1975
    Didier Agathe, French footballer
  • 1989
    Charlotte Gurr, English footballer

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