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.
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)
- 1689The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
- 1772King 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.
- 1821Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
- 1852Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
- 1911The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
- 1918World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
- 1942World War II: the Guadalcanal campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
- 1945Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- 1959President 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
- 1963Xa 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?
- 1801Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (d. 1876)
- 1924Jack Buck, American sports announcer (d. 2002)
- 1936Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
- 1957Steve Smith, American drummer (Journey)
- 1965Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
- 1973Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
- 1976Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1983Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider
- 1984Alizée Jacotey, French singer
- 1986Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
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