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Friday August 20, 2021

August 20: Day of the Week

August 20, 2021 was the 232nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 917
    Battle of Acheloos: Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine army.
  • 1083
    Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric.
  • 1672
    Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.
  • 1775
    The Spanish establish the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson in the town that became Tucson, Arizona.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.
  • 1920
    The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.
  • 1938
    Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.
  • 1955
    In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
  • 1975
    Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

Who were born on August 20?

  • 1881
    Edgar Guest, English poet (d. 1959)
  • 1905
    Jack Teagarden, American musician (d. 1964)
  • 1923
    Jim Reeves, US country music singer (d. 1964)
  • 1929
    Kevin Heffernan, Gaelic footballer
  • 1939
    Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer
  • 1949
    Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • 1956
    Alvin Greenidge, West Indian cricketer
  • 1979
    Jamie Cullum, British musician
  • 1980
    Corey Carrier, American actor

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