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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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondicherry.
  • 1852
    Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1911
    The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
  • 1944
    Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 1961
    Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
  • 1971
    A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
  • 1983
    Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
  • 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?

  • 1670
    James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)
  • 1906
    Friz Freleng, American movie animator (d. 1995)
  • 1918
    Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1943
    Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor
  • 1954
    Chip Coffey, American psychic, medium and television personality.
  • 1961
    David Morales, American disc jockey
  • 1961
    V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer
  • 1963
    King Mohammed VI of Morocco
  • 1966
    John Wetteland, Major League Baseball player
  • 1973
    Nikolay Valuev, Russian boxer

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