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Wednesday August 18, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1201
    The city of Riga is founded.
  • 1634
    Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
  • 1783
    A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast.
  • 1877
    Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
  • 1903
    German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
  • 1977
    Steve 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.
  • 2000
    A 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 18?

  • 1834
    Marshall Field, American retailer(d. 1906)
  • 1857
    Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)
  • 1893
    Ernest MacMillan, Canadian musician (d. 1973)
  • 1920
    Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Rosalynn Carter, First Lady of the United States
  • 1939
    Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1952
    Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1960
    Fat Lever, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer
  • 1981
    Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer

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