August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2023 is the 231st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1504In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
- 1768Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
- 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”.
- 1813Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
- 1839The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
- 1945Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
- 1955In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
- 1960Cold War: in Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
- 1965Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
- 2005The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1646John Flamsteed, first English Astronomer Royal (d. 1719)
- 1711Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
- 1883José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
- 1889Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
- 1900Colleen Moore, American film actress.(d. 1988)
- 1927L.Q. Jones, American actor
- 1928Norman Brooks, Canadian singer (d. 2006)
- 1935Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
- 1969Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI’s Most Wanted list
- 1969Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
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