August 18: Day of the Week
August 18, 2018 was the 230th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 135 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1590John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
- 1848Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
- 1868French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
- 1877Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
- 1903German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
- 1958Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
- 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.
- 1977Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.
- 2000A federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1792John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
- 1909Gérard Filion, French Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
- 1921Lydia Litvyak, Soviet pilot, one of only two female flying aces (d. 1943)
- 1931Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
- 1943Martin Mull, American comedian
- 1956Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, American musician
- 1962Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Isaac Austin, American basketball player
- 1972Shaun Wilson, Australian artist
- 1985Julen Goikoetxea, Spanish Basque cyclist (d. 2006)
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