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Sunday August 18, 2019

August 18: Day of the Week

August 18, 2019 is the 230th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1572
    Marriage in Paris of the future Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre to Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
  • 1634
    Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
  • 1864
    American 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.
  • 1891
    Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
  • 1903
    German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
  • 1938
    The 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.
  • 1948
    The Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
  • 1966
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1977
    Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.
  • 2011
    The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.

Who were born on August 18?

  • 1596
    Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)
  • 1896
    Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
  • 1923
    Sadashiv Shinde, Indian cricketer (d. 1955)
  • 1935
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia
  • 1944
    Robert Hitchcock, Australian Sculptor
  • 1957
    Carole Bouquet, French actress
  • 1962
    Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Brian Michael Bendis, American comic-book writer
  • 1980
    Bart Scott, American football player
  • 1983
    Mika, Lebanese/British musician

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