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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)
  • 1689
    The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
  • 1770
    James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
  • 1942
    World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1944
    Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 1925
    Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)
  • 1930
    Frank Perry, American film director (d. 1995)
  • 1933
    Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (d. 1994)
  • 1940
    Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian mathematician
  • 1970
    Craig Counsell, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Nikolay Valuev, Russian boxer
  • 1985
    Melissa M, French singer
  • 1990
    Bo Burnham, American comedic singer-songwriter and Internet Celebrity
  • 1990
    Fabian Heimpel, German rugby player

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