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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.

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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.
  • 1654
    Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1902
    Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1950
    Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1978
    The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
  • 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?

  • 1860
    Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German inventor (d. 1940)
  • 1893
    Wilfred Kitching, British Salvation Army general (d. 1977)
  • 1925
    James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
  • 1942
    Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1965
    Courtney Gains, American actor
  • 1967
    Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
  • 1970
    Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American chef and television host
  • 1975
    Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
  • 1976
    Randy Wolf, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Leonardo Moracci, Italian footballer

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