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Monday August 17, 2020

August 17: Day of the Week

August 17, 2020 is the 230th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1863
    American Civil War: In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter.
  • 1915
    Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia, United States.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari).
  • 1943
    World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.
  • 1959
    Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.
  • 1969
    Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage.
  • 1980
    Azaria Chamberlain disappears, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.
  • 1999
    A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.

Who were born on August 17?

  • 1629
    King John III of Poland (d. 1696)
  • 1896
    Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)
  • 1937
    Ronnie Butler, singer
  • 1938
    Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician
  • 1944
    Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, billionaire
  • 1946
    Martha Coolidge, American film director
  • 1948
    Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • 1971
    Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1986
    Rudy Gay, American basketball player
  • 1996
    Ella Cruz, Filipina actress

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