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Thursday August 20, 2020

August 20: Day of the Week

August 20, 2020 is the 233rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1083
    Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric.
  • 1794
    Battle of Fallen Timbers – American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.
  • 1920
    The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1926
    Japan’s public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) is established.
  • 1938
    Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.
  • 1940
    In Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramon Mercader. He dies the next day.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United Nations repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Naktong River and assault the city of Taegu.
  • 1988
    Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1988
    The Troubles: Eight British Army soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb in Northern Ireland (see Ballygawley bus bombing).
  • 1991
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union’s parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Who were born on August 20?

  • 1887
    Phan Khoi, Vietnamese intellectual (d. 1959)
  • 1897
    Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian writer (d. 1970)
  • 1918
    Jacqueline Susann, American novelist (d. 1974)
  • 1937
    Jim Bowen, English comedian
  • 1944
    Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)
  • 1949
    Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer
  • 1954
    Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
  • 1955
    Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and writer
  • 1963
    Uwe Bialon, German footballer
  • 1979
    Haha, South Korean entertainer

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