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Monday August 21, 2017

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2017 was the 233rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1192
    Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
  • 1770
    James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
  • 1772
    King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
  • 1852
    Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1888
    The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
  • 1944
    Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 1969
    An Australian, Michael Dennis Rohan, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire, a major catalyst of the formation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
  • 1979
    Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
  • 1992
    Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho
  • 2001
    The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1643
    King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1826
    Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (d. 1903)
  • 1952
    Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
  • 1961
    David Morales, American disc jockey
  • 1962
    Tsutomu Miyazaki Japanese Serial killer (d. 2008)
  • 1976
    Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Bhumika Chawla, Indian Actress
  • 1978
    Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Kim Kibum, a member of Korean boy band Super junior. actor and singer
  • 1990
    Fabian Heimpel, German rugby player

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