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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)
  • 1680
    Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
  • 1942
    World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1963
    Xa Loi Pagoda raids: the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalises Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
  • 1991
    Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
  • 1991
    Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1878
    Richard Girulatis, German football manager (d. 1963)
  • 1920
    Christopher Robin Milne, inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories (d. 1996)
  • 1925
    Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1928
    Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1933
    Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (d. 1994)
  • 1951
    Harry Smith, American television journalist
  • 1978
    Jason Marquis, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer
  • 1981
    Tyler Winklevoss, American Rower and Entrepeneur
  • 1984
    Melissa Schuman, American actress

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