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Tuesday August 18, 2020

August 18: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1838
    The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads in 1838
  • 1868
    French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
  • 1903
    German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
  • 1958
    Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
  • 1976
    In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
  • 1983
    Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
  • 1989
    Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.

Who were born on August 18?

  • 1692
    Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (d. 1740)
  • 1754
    François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)
  • 1803
    Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
  • 1939
    Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1961
    Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
  • 1969
    Everlast, American musician
  • 1971
    Richard D James, Irish musician (Aphex Twin)
  • 1972
    Masahiro Nakai, Japanese singer
  • 1977
    Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • 1983
    Danny!, American record producer/hip-hop artist

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