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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.

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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)

  • 1504
    In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
  • 1813
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
  • 1919
    Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
  • 1942
    World 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.
  • 1955
    In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
  • 1965
    Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
  • 1981
    Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
  • 1987
    Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.
  • 1991
    Crown Heights Riot: Black groups target Hasidic Jews on the streets of Crown Heights during 3 days, after 2 black kids were struck by a car driven by a Hasidic man.

Who were born on August 19?

  • 1631
    John Dryden, English poet (d. 1700)
  • 1883
    Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (d. 1961)
  • 1914
    Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Bernard Levin, English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
  • 1939
    Ginger Baker, English musician (Cream)
  • 1955
    Peter Gallagher, American actor
  • 1961
    Jonathan Coe, British author
  • 1982
    Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • 1984
    Simon Bird, English actor and comedian

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