August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2019 is the 231st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1504In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 1821Greek rebels massacre all the population of Navarino.
- 1909First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
- 1934The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
- 1940First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
- 1960Sputnik program: Sputnik 5 – the Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants.
- 1989Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
- 2009A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1711Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
- 1849Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian writer, statesman, and abolitionist (d. 1910)
- 1883Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
- 1906Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (d. 1971)
- 1930Frank McCourt, Irish-American author (d. 2009)
- 1951John Deacon, English musician (Queen)
- 1970Fat Joe, American rapper
- 1973Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
- 1975Chynna Clugston, American comic book creator
- 1987Richard Stearman, English footballer
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