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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

August 2018

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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.
  • 1770
    James 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.
  • 1791
    Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.
  • 1827
    José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 1851
    The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    Michael 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 2006
    Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
  • 2007
    The 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?

  • 1874
    Max Scheler, German philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1912
    John Lee Hooker, American musician (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    James Hillier, Canadian-born American scientist and inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1922
    Micheline Presle, French actress
  • 1949
    Doug Bair, baseball player
  • 1961
    Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
  • 1966
    GZA, American rapper
  • 1971
    Rick Yune, American actor
  • 1979
    Matt Walters, American football player

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