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 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.
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)
- 392Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
- 565St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
- 1642Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. The English Civil War begins.
- 1848The United States annexes New Mexico.
- 1849The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
- 1914World War I: in Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war.
- 1926Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- 1949Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
- 1966Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
- 1989Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
Who were born on August 22?
- 1601Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
- 1848Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
- 1862Claude Debussy, French composer (d. 1918)
- 1908Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
- 1928Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
- 1947Cindy Williams, American actress
- 1963Terry Catledge, American basketball player
- 1967Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor
- 1967Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
- 1977Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
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