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Saturday August 22, 2020

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2020 is the 235th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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.
  • 1639
    Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
  • 1851
    The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1950
    Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • 1968
    Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • 1971
    J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1985
    Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1800
    Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1836
    Archibald MacNeal Willard, American artist (d. 1918)
  • 1874
    Max Scheler, German philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1891
    Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian/American sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1900
    Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
  • 1950
    Lewis Libby, American White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush
  • 1967
    Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
  • 1975
    Sheree Murphy, British actress
  • 1979
    Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian-born actress
  • 1979
    Matt Walters, American football player

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