August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2019 was the 231st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1745Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan – the start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as “the 45”.
- 1759Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Year’s War between Britain and France.
- 1813Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
- 1895American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
- 1989Several 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.
- 2003A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
- 2003A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency’s top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
- 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.
- 2009A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1881George Enescu, Romanian composer (d. 1955)
- 1883Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
- 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)
- 1946Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
- 1953Mary Matalin, American political consultant
- 1955Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
- 1963Yip Sai Wing, Hong Kong musician (Beyond)
- 1980Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
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