August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2021 was the 231st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1561An 18-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
- 1692Salem witch trials: in Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
- 1745Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan – the start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as “the 45”.
- 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.
- 1839The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
- 1934The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
- 1989Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
- 2002A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
- 2010Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1621Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (d. 1674)
- 1689Samuel Richardson, English writer (d. 1761)
- 1875Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)
- 1896Olga Baclanova, Russian-born actress (d. 1974)
- 1945Ian Gillan, English singer (Deep Purple)
- 1946Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
- 1960Ron Darling, American baseball player and announcer
- 1965Kevin Dillon, American actor
- 1969Paula Jai Parker, American actress
- 1988Travis Tedford, American actor
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