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Friday August 19, 2022

August 19: Day of the Week

August 19, 2022 is the 231st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 43 BC
    Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
  • 1561
    An 18-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
  • 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”.
  • 1772
    Gustavus III of Sweden stages a Coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
  • 1813
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
  • 1861
    First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1862
    Indian Wars: during an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily-defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.
  • 1944
    World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
  • 1960
    Cold War: in Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
  • 2005
    The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1883
    Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (d. 1961)
  • 1883
    Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
  • 1915
    Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Diana Muldaur, American actress
  • 1955
    Peter Gallagher, American actor
  • 1962
    Toll Yagami, Japanese drummer (BUCK-TICK)
  • 1966
    Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer
  • 1971
    João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • 1977
    Takahiro Yamada, Japanese bassist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
  • 1979
    Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer

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