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Monday August 21, 2023

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2023 is the 233rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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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.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
  • 1888
    The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
  • 1968
    Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring; on the same day, Nicolae Ceauşescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet maneuver, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
  • 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).
  • 1992
    Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1597
    Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)
  • 1665
    Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)
  • 1813
    Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
  • 1872
    Aubrey Beardsley, English illustrator (d. 1898)
  • 1909
    Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (d. 1992)
  • 1920
    Christopher Robin Milne, inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories (d. 1996)
  • 1929
    Marie Severin, American comic book artist and colorist
  • 1933
    Janet Baker, English mezzo-soprano
  • 1951
    Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.
  • 1953
    Ivan Stang, American writer

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