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Wednesday August 21, 2019

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2019 is the 233rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1680
    Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
  • 1689
    The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
  • 1863
    Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill’s Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
  • 1942
    World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii’s admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
  • 1968
    James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
  • 1991
    Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
  • 1993
    NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • 2001
    NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1660
    Hubert Gautier, French scientist and civil engineer (d. 1737)
  • 1801
    Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (d. 1876)
  • 1908
    M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1951
    Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1976
    Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
  • 1976
    Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1981
    Collie Buddz, (Colin Harper) Reggae & Dancehall artist
  • 1988
    Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter

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