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)
- 1192Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
- 1680Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
- 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.
- 1945Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- 1961Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
- 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.
- 1969An Australian, Michael Dennis Rohan, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire, a major catalyst of the formation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
- 1983Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
- 1993NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
Who were born on August 21?
- 1597Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)
- 1816Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)
- 1872Aubrey Beardsley, English illustrator (d. 1898)
- 1891Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World’s oldest living man 2004-2007 (d. 2007)
- 1906Friz Freleng, American movie animator (d. 1995)
- 1945Patty McCormack, American actress
- 1947Sándor Erdős, Hungarian fencer
- 1961Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
- 1973Nikolay Valuev, Russian boxer
- 1980Burney Lamar, American race car driver
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