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Monday August 19, 2019

August 19: Day of the Week

August 19, 2019 is the 231st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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)

  • 1504
    In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: in Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
  • 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”.
  • 1821
    Greek rebels massacre all the population of Navarino.
  • 1909
    First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
  • 1934
    The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
  • 1940
    First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
  • 1960
    Sputnik program: Sputnik 5 – the Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants.
  • 1989
    Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
  • 2009
    A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1711
    Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
  • 1849
    Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian writer, statesman, and abolitionist (d. 1910)
  • 1883
    Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
  • 1906
    Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (d. 1971)
  • 1930
    Frank McCourt, Irish-American author (d. 2009)
  • 1951
    John Deacon, English musician (Queen)
  • 1970
    Fat Joe, American rapper
  • 1973
    Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • 1975
    Chynna Clugston, American comic book creator
  • 1987
    Richard Stearman, English footballer

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