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

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

August 2018

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
  • 1852
    Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1911
    The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
  • 1942
    World War II: the Guadalcanal campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii’s admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
  • 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.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1801
    Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (d. 1876)
  • 1924
    Jack Buck, American sports announcer (d. 2002)
  • 1936
    Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
  • 1957
    Steve Smith, American drummer (Journey)
  • 1965
    Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
  • 1976
    Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1983
    Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider
  • 1984
    Alizée Jacotey, French singer
  • 1986
    Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter

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