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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1680Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
- 1689The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
- 1831Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
- 1863Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill’s Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
- 1942World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
- 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
- 1968James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
- 1991Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
- 1993NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
- 2001NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Who were born on August 21?
- 1660Hubert Gautier, French scientist and civil engineer (d. 1737)
- 1801Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (d. 1876)
- 1908M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
- 1928Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)
- 1951Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
- 1976Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player
- 1976Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
- 1976Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1981Collie Buddz, (Colin Harper) Reggae & Dancehall artist
- 1988Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter
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