August 22: Day of the Week
August 22, 2018 is the 234th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
Hmmm... do you believe that self understanding is the key to happiness? Don’t just wish upon the stars. The time you were born has a great impact on who you are. Get your Leo horoscope and get a boost from the stars. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link)
August 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1559Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
- 1770James 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.
- 1791Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.
- 1827José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
- 1851The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
- 1910Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
- 1922Michael Collins, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Free State Army is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Béal na mBláth, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War.
- 1941World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
- 2006Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
- 2007The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
Who were born on August 22?
- 1874Max Scheler, German philosopher (d. 1928)
- 1912John Lee Hooker, American musician (d. 2001)
- 1915James Hillier, Canadian-born American scientist and inventor (d. 2007)
- 1918Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
- 1922Micheline Presle, French actress
- 1949Doug Bair, baseball player
- 1961Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
- 1966GZA, American rapper
- 1971Rick Yune, American actor
- 1979Matt Walters, American football player
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.