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Friday August 21, 2020

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2020 was the 234th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1879
    The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears at Knock Shrine in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
  • 2001
    NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1798
    Jules Michelet, French historian (d. 1874)
  • 1920
    Christopher Robin Milne, inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories (d. 1996)
  • 1924
    Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1933
    Janet Baker, English mezzo-soprano
  • 1951
    Char Margolis, American medium
  • 1953
    Ivan Stang, American writer
  • 1956
    Kim Cattrall, English-born actress
  • 1965
    Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Alicia Witt, American actress
  • 1978
    Alan Lee, Irish footballer

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