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Tuesday August 22, 2017

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2017 was the 234th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1639
    Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 1827
    José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1932
    The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 2004
    A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1827
    Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1909
    Mel Hein, American football player (d. 1992)
  • 1913
    Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (d. 2008)
  • 1957
    Steve Davis, English snooker player
  • 1960
    Holger Gehrke, German footballer
  • 1961
    Andres Calamaro, Argentine musician
  • 1974
    Brimstone, American professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Randy Wolf, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1983
    Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist

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