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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)

  • 1654
    Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1711
    Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1717
    Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
  • 1902
    Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1971
    J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
  • 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?

  • 1771
    Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
  • 1860
    Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German inventor (d. 1940)
  • 1902
    Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
  • 1904
    Deng Xiaoping, Chinese statesman (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (d. 2008)
  • 1915
    David Dellinger, American social rights activist (d. 2004)
  • 1918
    Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1939
    Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
  • 1984
    Lawrence Quaye, Ghanaian–Qatari footballer

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