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Saturday August 19, 2023

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.

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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.
  • 1768
    Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname “Old Ironsides”.
  • 1813
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
  • 1839
    The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
  • 1945
    Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 1955
    In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
  • 2005
    The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1646
    John Flamsteed, first English Astronomer Royal (d. 1719)
  • 1711
    Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
  • 1883
    José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • 1889
    Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
  • 1900
    Colleen Moore, American film actress.(d. 1988)
  • 1927
    L.Q. Jones, American actor
  • 1928
    Norman Brooks, Canadian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI’s Most Wanted list
  • 1969
    Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player

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