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Tuesday August 18, 2020

August 18: Day of the Week

August 18, 2020 is the 231st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1587
    Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
  • 1590
    John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
  • 1868
    French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
  • 1965
    Vietnam 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.
  • 2000
    A 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.
  • 2005
    A Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, the largest and most widespread power outage in history.
  • 2011
    The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.

Who were born on August 18?

  • 1855
    Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner (d. 1942)
  • 1919
    Walter Joseph Hickel, 2nd and 8th Governor of Alaska (d. 2010)
  • 1921
    Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • 1952
    Elayne Boosler, American comedian
  • 1955
    Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
  • 1959
    Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • 1961
    Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
  • 1970
    Jessica Hsuan, Hong Kong actress
  • 1972
    Shaun Wilson, Australian artist
  • 1985
    Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer

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