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 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.
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.
- 1612The “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.
- 1759Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Year’s War between Britain and France.
- 1813Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
- 1934The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
- 1960Cold War: in Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
- 1960Sputnik program: Sputnik 5 – the Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants.
- 1981Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
- 2003A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency’s top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
- 2010Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
Who were born on August 19?
- 1871Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1948)
- 1940Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter
- 1944Eddy Raven, American country music artist
- 1945Charles Wellesley, Marquess of Douro, English heir of the 8th Duke of Wellington
- 1953Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
- 1963Joey Tempest, Swedish singer (Europe)
- 1963John Stamos, American actor
- 1982Willy Denzey, French singer
- 1989Romeo Miller, American rapper and basketball player
- 2004Xyriel Manabat, Filipino actress
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