August 18: Day of the Week
August 18, 2022 is the 230th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1590John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
- 1634Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern – Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
- 1868French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
- 1903German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
- 1948The Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
- 1950Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
- 1958Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
- 1965Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
- 2011The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1900Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964)
- 1923Sadashiv Shinde, Indian cricketer (d. 1955)
- 1931Dick White, English footballer
- 1949Rudy Hartono, Indonesian badminton player
- 1958Madeleine Stowe, American actress
- 1962Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
- 1971Jacob Vargas, American actor
- 1971Richard D James, Irish musician (Aphex Twin)
- 1980Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver
- 1988G-Dragon, South Korean musician (Big Bang)
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