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

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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)

  • 1485
    The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1717
    Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
  • 1798
    French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen’s Irish Rebellion.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1963
    American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1985
    Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1771
    Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
  • 1932
    Gerald P. Carr, American astronaut
  • 1950
    Lewis Libby, American White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush
  • 1960
    Holger Gehrke, German footballer
  • 1961
    Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
  • 1967
    Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (d. 2002)
  • 1973
    Kristen Wiig, American comedian
  • 1974
    Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player
  • 1975
    Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
  • 1983
    Laura Breckenridge, American actress

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