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Wednesday August 19, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1504
    In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
  • 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”.
  • 1919
    Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1927
    Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
  • 1934
    The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
  • 1955
    In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
  • 1989
    Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
  • 1989
    Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • 2003
    A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency’s top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1871
    Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1948)
  • 1915
    Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 1930
    Frank McCourt, Irish-American author (d. 2009)
  • 1931
    Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1959
    Ricky Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Ron Darling, American baseball player and announcer
  • 1969
    Patrick Van Horn, American actor
  • 1982
    Willy Denzey, French singer
  • 1984
    Ryan Taylor, English footballer

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