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Wednesday August 22, 2018

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1559
    Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
  • 1654
    Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1791
    Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.
  • 1827
    José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1857
    Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1893
    Wilfred Kitching, British Salvation Army general (d. 1977)
  • 1913
    Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (d. 2008)
  • 1920
    Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon
  • 1947
    Donna Godchaux, American singer (Grateful Dead)
  • 1951
    Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1958
    Lane Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1967
    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor
  • 1973
    Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1999
    Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor

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