August 18: Day of the Week
August 18, 2019 was the 230th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 135 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1634Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
- 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.
- 1868French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
- 1877Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
- 1938The 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.
- 1976In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
- 1983Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
- 2011The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1920Bob Kennedy, baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1931Dick White, English footballer
- 1936Robert Redford, American actor
- 1949Dennis Elliott, drummer, sculptor
- 1955Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
- 1964Craig Bierko, American actor
- 1968Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
- 1969Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player
- 1976Bryan Volpenhein, American rower
- 1977Mizuo Peck American Actress
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