August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2020 is the 232nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1504In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
- 1813Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
- 1919Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1940First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
- 1942World War II: Operation Jubilee – the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was doomed to fail, and was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
- 1955In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
- 1965Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
- 1981Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
- 1987Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.
- 1991Crown Heights Riot: Black groups target Hasidic Jews on the streets of Crown Heights during 3 days, after 2 black kids were struck by a car driven by a Hasidic man.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1631John Dryden, English poet (d. 1700)
- 1883Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (d. 1961)
- 1914Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
- 1928Bernard Levin, English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)
- 1935Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
- 1939Ginger Baker, English musician (Cream)
- 1955Peter Gallagher, American actor
- 1961Jonathan Coe, British author
- 1982Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
- 1984Simon Bird, English actor and comedian
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