Monday August 19, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 19: Day of the Week

August 19, 2024 is the 232nd day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

August 19 Historical Event(s)

1768
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1782
American 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.
1909
First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
1944
World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
1965
Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
1989
Several 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.
2003
A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
2003
A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency’s top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
2005
A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
2009
A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

Who were born on August 19?

1870
Bernard Baruch, American financier (d. 1965)
1883
Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (d. 1961)
1907
Thruston B. Morton, American politician (d. 1982)
1939
Ginger Baker, English musician (Cream)
1959
Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
1969
Clay Walker, American singer
1969
Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
1980
Russell Kane (Comedian)
1982
J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
1986
Sotiris Balafas, Greek footballer

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