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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1666Second 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”.
- 1839The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
- 1909First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
- 1953Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
- 1955In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
- 1980Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
- 1989Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
- 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.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1711Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
- 1875Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)
- 1889Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
- 1928Norman Brooks, Canadian singer (d. 2006)
- 1944Eddy Raven, American country music artist
- 1959Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
- 1965Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
- 1977Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
- 1984Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
- 1985Megan Rochell, American singer
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