August 18: Day of the Week
August 18, 2021 is the 230th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 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.
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 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1634Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
- 1868French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
- 1891Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
- 1903German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
- 1938The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State, United States with Ontario, Canada over the St. Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1958Brojen Das from Bangladesh swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bangali as well as the first Asian to ever do it. He became first among 39 competitors.
- 1963American civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- 1966Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phuoc Tuy Province.
- 1976In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
- 2000A federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1822Isaac P. Rodman, American Union general (d. 1862)
- 1870Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer (d. 1954)
- 1931Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
- 1935Rafer Johnson, American athlete
- 1952Elayne Boosler, American comedian
- 1967Brian Michael Bendis, American comic-book writer
- 1979Mohib Mirza, Pakistani actor
- 1979Stuart Dew, Australian rules footballer
- 1983Mika, Lebanese/British musician
- 1992Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain’s daughter
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