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.
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)
- 1572Marriage in Paris of the future Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre to Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
- 1587Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
- 1634Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
- 1783A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast.
- 1891Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2005A Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, the largest and most widespread power outage in history.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1885Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)
- 1909Gérard Filion, French Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
- 1934Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian (d. 1972)
- 1952Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1962Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
- 1964Kenny Walker, American basketball player
- 1965Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
- 1971Jacob Vargas, American actor
- 1979Mohib Mirza, Pakistani actor
- 1981César Delgado, Argentine footballer
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