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Tuesday August 18, 2020

August 18: Day of the Week

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
  • 1958
    Brojen 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1902
    Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
  • 1922
    Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer (d. 2008)
  • 1931
    Dick White, English footballer
  • 1934
    Ronnie Carroll, British singer
  • 1934
    Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney
  • 1939
    Robert Horton, British businessman
  • 1955
    Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
  • 1972
    Masahiro Nakai, Japanese singer
  • 1977
    Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • 1980
    Bart Scott, American football player

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