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Thursday August 19, 2021

August 19: Day of the Week

August 19, 2021 is the 231st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1612
    The “Samlesbury witches”, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused for practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in English history.
  • 1768
    Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • 1821
    Greek rebels massacre all the population of Navarino.
  • 1861
    First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1895
    American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1953
    Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2005
    A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
  • 2009
    A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1849
    Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian writer, statesman, and abolitionist (d. 1910)
  • 1853
    Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1900
    Colleen Moore, American film actress.(d. 1988)
  • 1907
    Archie League, generally considered the first air traffic controller (d. 1986)
  • 1930
    Frank McCourt, Irish-American author (d. 2009)
  • 1957
    Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1957
    Martin Donovan, American actor
  • 1968
    Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • 1984
    Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • 1987
    Richard Stearman, English footballer

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