August 17, 1862: Day of the Week
August 17, 1862 was the 229th day of the year 1862 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 136 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
A person born on this day will be 160 years old today. If that same person saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $5,641.90 today.
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Here’s the August 1862 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1862 calendar.
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, 1862 Historical Event(s)
- 1862American Civil War: Major General J.E.B. Stuart is assigned command of all the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
- 1862Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.
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