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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)

  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1902
    Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1910
    Korea 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
  • 1963
    American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1978
    The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
  • 1985
    Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1867
    Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
  • 1895
    Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1913
    Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (d. 2008)
  • 1920
    Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon
  • 1936
    Dale Hawkins, American singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
  • 1955
    Chiranjeevi, Indian film actor
  • 1971
    Rick Yune, American actor
  • 1975
    Sheree Murphy, British actress

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