August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2019 was the 231st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1745Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan – the start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as “the 45”.
- 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”.
- 1839The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
- 1848California Gold Rush: the New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
- 1862Indian 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.
- 1919Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1960Cold War: in Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
- 2005The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1590Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
- 1871Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1948)
- 1883José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
- 1900Gontran de Poncins, French writer and adventurer (d. 1962)
- 1925Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
- 1946Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
- 1960Ron Darling, American baseball player and announcer
- 1982Willy Denzey, French singer
- 1983Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1987Anaïs Lameche, Swedish singer (Play)
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