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Wednesday August 21, 2019

August 21: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1331
    King Stephen Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stephen Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
  • 1680
    Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
  • 1821
    Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
  • 1942
    World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1944
    Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 1979
    Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
  • 1983
    Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
  • 1986
    Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
  • 1991
    Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
  • 1992
    Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1816
    Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)
  • 1869
    William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish/Australian poet (d. 1963)
  • 1929
    Marie Severin, American comic book artist and colorist
  • 1943
    Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor
  • 1952
    Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1956
    Kim Cattrall, English-born actress
  • 1976
    Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
  • 1980
    Paul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver
  • 1983
    Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
  • 1989
    Hayden Panettiere, American actress, model and singer

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