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Wednesday August 22, 2018

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2018 was the 234th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1963
    American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 2003
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
  • 2006
    Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1822
    Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)
  • 1836
    Archibald MacNeal Willard, American artist (d. 1918)
  • 1857
    Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1891
    Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian/American sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1909
    Lucille Ricksen, American actress (d. 1925)
  • 1966
    Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer
  • 1967
    Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
  • 1980
    Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete
  • 1981
    Alex Holmes, American football player
  • 1985
    Joshua Samuel Fatu, American wrestler

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