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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1783
    A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast.
  • 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.
  • 1877
    Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
  • 1917
    A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
  • 1948
    The Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
  • 1950
    Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
  • 1958
    Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
  • 2011
    The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.

Who were born on August 18?

  • 1657
    Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1743)
  • 1834
    Marshall Field, American retailer(d. 1906)
  • 1910
    Herman Berlinski, Polish American composer (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Sadashiv Shinde, Indian cricketer (d. 1955)
  • 1927
    Rosalynn Carter, First Lady of the United States
  • 1939
    Robert Horton, British businessman
  • 1966
    Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1967
    Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
  • 1980
    Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress
  • 1984
    Robert Huth, German footballer

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