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.
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)
- 392Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
- 1654Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
- 1711Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River.
- 1780James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
- 1848The United States annexes New Mexico.
- 1849The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
- 1942World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
- 1949Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
- 1992FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
- 2004A 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?
- 1891Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian/American sculptor (d. 1973)
- 1908Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
- 1936Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer
- 1939Valerie Harper, American actress
- 1961Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
- 1972Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver
- 1977Jenna Leigh Green, American actress
- 1978Ed Petrie, British television presenter
- 1981Alex Holmes, American football player
- 1991Brayden Schenn, Canadian hockey player
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