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Tuesday August 20, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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

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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)

  • 1391
    Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
  • 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.
  • 1858
    Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace’s same theory.
  • 1866
    President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
  • 1882
    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.
  • 1920
    The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.
  • 1926
    Japan’s public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) is established.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United Nations repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Naktong River and assault the city of Taegu.
  • 1989
    The pleasure boat Marchioness sinks on the River Thames following a collision, 51 people are killed.
  • 2002
    A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.

Who were born on August 20?

  • 1886
    Paul Tillich, German-American theologian (d. 1965)
  • 1924
    George Zuverink, American baseball player
  • 1929
    Kevin Heffernan, Gaelic footballer
  • 1940
    Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
  • 1941
    Robin Oakley, British journalist
  • 1946
    Connie Chung, American journalist
  • 1948
    John Noble, Australian actor
  • 1954
    Al Roker, American television personality
  • 1982
    Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1990
    Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer

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