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Tuesday August 21, 2018

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2018 is the 233rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1192
    Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
  • 1331
    King Stephen Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stephen Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
  • 1852
    Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1863
    Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill’s Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
  • 1945
    Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
  • 2001
    NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • 2001
    The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • 2007
    Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1665
    Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)
  • 1816
    Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)
  • 1906
    Friz Freleng, American movie animator (d. 1995)
  • 1912
    Hector “Toe” Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
  • 1937
    Gustavo Noboa, former President of Ecuador
  • 1939
    Festus Mogae, president of Botswana
  • 1961
    Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
  • 1965
    Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Craig Counsell, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Peter Buxton, English rugby union player

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