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Tuesday August 17, 2021

August 17: Day of the Week

August 17, 2021 was the 229th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 136 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1862
    Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.
  • 1907
    Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened.
  • 1914
    World War I: Battle of Stalluponen – The German army of General Hermann von François defeats the Russian force commanded by Pavel Rennenkampf near modern-day Nesterov, Russia.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Royal Air Force begins Operation Hydra, the first air raid of the Operation Crossbow strategic bombing campaign against Germany’s V-weapon programme.
  • 1943
    World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission.
  • 1945
    Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta proclaim the independence of Indonesia, igniting the Indonesian National Revolution against the Dutch Empire.
  • 1950
    Hill 303 massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.
  • 1970
    Venera Program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).
  • 1978
    Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.
  • 1988
    Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.

Who were born on August 17?

  • 1873
    John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
  • 1921
    Geoffrey Rudolph Elton, British historian (d. 1994)
  • 1929
    Jimmy Donley, American singer (d. 1963)
  • 1943
    John Humphrys Welsh broadcaster and journalist
  • 1958
    Fred Goodwin, British banker
  • 1959
    Chika Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1962
    Gilby Clarke, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1962
    John Marshall Jones, American actor
  • 1974
    Tony Hajjar, Lebanese musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
  • 1980
    Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer

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