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Tuesday August 21, 2018

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2018 was the 233rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
  • 1863
    Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill’s Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
  • 1888
    The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
  • 1911
    The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
  • 1942
    World War II: the Guadalcanal campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
  • 1991
    Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
  • 1991
    Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1892
    Charles Vanel, French actor and director (d. 1989)
  • 1912
    Hector “Toe” Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
  • 1933
    Janet Baker, English mezzo-soprano
  • 1944
    Peter Weir, Australian film director
  • 1951
    Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1954
    Chip Coffey, American psychic, medium and television personality.
  • 1967
    Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
  • 1976
    Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider
  • 1984
    B.J. Upton, American baseball player

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