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Sunday August 19, 2018

August 19: Day of the Week

August 19, 2018 was the 231st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1561
    An 18-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
  • 1759
    Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Year’s War between Britain and France.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks – the last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Lord Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname “Old Ironsides”.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: the New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
  • 1895
    American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1965
    Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
  • 1999
    In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
  • 2003
    A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
  • 2005
    The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1590
    Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
  • 1848
    Gustave Caillebotte, French Painter (d. 1894)
  • 1900
    Gontran de Poncins, French writer and adventurer (d. 1962)
  • 1934
    Renée Richards, American physician
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Lillian Müller, Norwegian model and actress
  • 1965
    Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1971
    Mary Jo Fernandez, Tennis player
  • 1980
    Paul Parry, Welsh footballer

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