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.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 43 BCOctavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
- 1561An 18-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
- 1612The “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.
- 1666Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as “Holmes’s Bonfire”.
- 1782American 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.
- 1927Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
- 1955In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
- 1981Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
- 2002A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
- 2005A 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.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1871Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1948)
- 1902Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)
- 1912Austin Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1963)
- 1931Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (d. 2003)
- 1947Dave Dutton, English actor
- 1951Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
- 1953Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
- 1958Anthony Muñoz, American football player
- 1965Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
- 1980Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
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