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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.

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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1883
    The first public performance of the Dominican Republic’s national anthem, Himno Nacional.
  • 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).
  • 1969
    Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Two Soviet Aeroflot jetliners collide in mid-air over Ukraine, killing 156.
  • 1980
    Azaria Chamberlain disappears, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.
  • 1982
    The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
  • 1999
    A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
  • 2005
    The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.

Who were born on August 17?

  • 1753
    Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)
  • 1786
    Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria (d. 1861)
  • 1794
    Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest (d. 1849)
  • 1953
    Michael Malthouse, Premiership winning Australian football coach
  • 1956
    Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist
  • 1967
    David Conrad, American actor
  • 1977
    Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer
  • 1980
    Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer
  • 1984
    Garrett Wolfe, American football player
  • 1986
    Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player

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