August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2018 was the 231st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1561An 18-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
- 1759Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Year’s War between Britain and France.
- 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.
- 1812War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname “Old Ironsides”.
- 1848California Gold Rush: the New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
- 1895American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
- 1965Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
- 1999In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
- 2003A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
- 2005The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1590Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
- 1848Gustave Caillebotte, French Painter (d. 1894)
- 1900Gontran de Poncins, French writer and adventurer (d. 1962)
- 1934Renée Richards, American physician
- 1935Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
- 1947Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
- 1951Lillian Müller, Norwegian model and actress
- 1965Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
- 1971Mary Jo Fernandez, Tennis player
- 1980Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
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