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Saturday August 22, 2020

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2020 is the 235th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1864
    12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
  • 1875
    The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1968
    Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1862
    Claude Debussy, French composer (d. 1918)
  • 1895
    László Almásy, Hungarian aristocrat and aviator (d. 1951)
  • 1908
    Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer
  • 1947
    Cindy Williams, American actress
  • 1951
    Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1956
    Paul Molitor, baseball player
  • 1978
    Ed Petrie, British television presenter
  • 1979
    Matt Walters, American football player
  • 1985
    Jonathan Solofa Fatu, American wrestler

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