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Wednesday August 19, 2020

August 19: Day of the Week

August 19, 2020 is the 232nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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

August 2020
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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.

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August 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 43 BC
    Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
  • 1612
    The “Samlesbury witches”, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused for practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in English history.
  • 1666
    Second 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”.
  • 1692
    Salem 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.
  • 1813
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 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 car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency’s top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1849
    Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian writer, statesman, and abolitionist (d. 1910)
  • 1878
    Manuel L. Quezon, 2nd President of the Philippines (d. 1944)
  • 1883
    Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
  • 1939
    Ginger Baker, English musician (Cream)
  • 1982
    Erika Christensen, American actress
  • 1984
    Micah Alberti, American actor
  • 1984
    Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • 1986
    Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1986
    Sotiris Balafas, Greek footballer

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