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Thursday August 22, 2019

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2019 is the 234th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1138
    Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
  • 1485
    The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1559
    Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
  • 1770
    James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, Queensland and claims the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of King George III.
  • 1849
    The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1932
    The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 2003
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
  • 2004
    A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1800
    Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1895
    László Almásy, Hungarian aristocrat and aviator (d. 1951)
  • 1913
    Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1915
    David Dellinger, American social rights activist (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    Honor Blackman, English actress
  • 1930
    Gilmar, Brazilian football player
  • 1936
    Dale Hawkins, American singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1970
    Tímea Nagy, Hungarian fencer
  • 1973
    Kristen Wiig, American comedian
  • 1983
    Laura Breckenridge, American actress

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