August 19: Day of the Week
August 19, 2021 is the 231st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1772Gustavus III of Sweden stages a Coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
- 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).
- 1909First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
- 1934The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
- 1940First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
- 1942World War II: Operation Jubilee – the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was doomed to fail, and was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
- 1955In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
- 1965Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
- 1987Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.
- 2005The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1902J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
- 1902Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)
- 1903James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (d. 1978)
- 1932Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont
- 1947Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
- 1953Mary Matalin, American political consultant
- 1953Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
- 1969Patrick Van Horn, American actor
- 1982Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
- 2004Xyriel Manabat, Filipino actress
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