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Wednesday August 17, 2022

August 17: Day of the Week

August 17, 2022 is the 229th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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
    American Civil War: Major General J.E.B. Stuart is assigned command of all the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
  • 1959
    Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he “misled people” about the relationship.
  • 1999
    A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
  • 2009
    An accident at the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam in Khakassia, Russia, kills 75 and shuts down the hydroelectric power station, leading to widespread power failure in the local area.

Who were born on August 17?

  • 1768
    Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
  • 1840
    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and writer (d. 1922)
  • 1913
    W. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant (d. 2008)
  • 1921
    Geoffrey Rudolph Elton, British historian (d. 1994)
  • 1939
    Anthony Valentine, British actor
  • 1957
    Laurence Overmire, American poet and actor
  • 1962
    John Marshall Jones, American actor
  • 1971
    Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1980
    Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer
  • 1987
    Matthew Shultz, American musician, Cage the Elephant

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