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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)

  • 476
    Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troops.
  • 1639
    Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1831
    Nat Turner’s slave rebellion commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation for the uprising.
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1864
    12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
  • 1926
    Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 2003
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1679
    Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
  • 1908
    Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Gerald P. Carr, American astronaut
  • 1939
    Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
  • 1944
    Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (d. 2010)
  • 1955
    Will Shetterly, American writer
  • 1959
    Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • 1961
    Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
  • 1964
    Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis player
  • 1975
    Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor

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