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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.

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.

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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.
  • 1666
    Second 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”.
  • 1839
    The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
  • 1909
    First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
  • 1953
    Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 1955
    In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
  • 1980
    Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
  • 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 Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1711
    Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
  • 1875
    Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)
  • 1889
    Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
  • 1928
    Norman Brooks, Canadian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Eddy Raven, American country music artist
  • 1959
    Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
  • 1965
    Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1977
    Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • 1984
    Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Megan Rochell, American singer

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