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)
- 1783A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast.
- 1848Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
- 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.
- 1877Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
- 1891Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
- 1917A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
- 1920The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage.
- 1963American civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- 1989Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
- 2008President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf resigns due to the threat of impeachment.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1803Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
- 1841William Halford, American naval officer (d. 1919)
- 1896Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
- 1915Max Lanier, baseball player (d. 2007)
- 1929Hugues Aufray, French singer
- 1954Umberto Guidoni, Italian NASA astronaut
- 1960Fat Lever, American basketball player
- 1966Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
- 1969Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player
- 1983Michael Montgomery, American football player
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