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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 392
    Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 1654
    Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1711
    Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1849
    The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 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?

  • 1891
    Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian/American sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1936
    Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer
  • 1939
    Valerie Harper, American actress
  • 1961
    Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
  • 1972
    Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1977
    Jenna Leigh Green, American actress
  • 1978
    Ed Petrie, British television presenter
  • 1981
    Alex Holmes, American football player
  • 1991
    Brayden Schenn, Canadian hockey player

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