August 20: Day of the Week
August 20, 2019 is the 232nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 636Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
- 1083Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric.
- 1308Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy.
- 1914World War I: German forces occupy Brussels.
- 1920The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.
- 1944World War II: the Battle of Romania begins with a major Soviet offensive.
- 1955In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
- 1988Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
- 1993After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.
- 1998U.S. embassy bombings: the United States launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Who were born on August 20?
- 1779Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (d. 1848)
- 1856Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)
- 1946Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)
- 1955Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and writer
- 1958John Stehr, American journalist
- 1977Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
- 1980Langhorne Slim, American country singer
- 1981Bernard Mendy, French footballer
- 1982Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1991Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
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