August 22: Day of the Week
August 22, 2020 was the 235th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1717Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
- 1798French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen’s Irish Rebellion.
- 1827José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
- 1875The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
- 1922Michael Collins, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Free State Army is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Béal na mBláth, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War.
- 1926Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- 1941World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
- 1942World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
- 2006Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
- 2007The 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?
- 1860Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)
- 1893Wilfred Kitching, British Salvation Army general (d. 1977)
- 1913Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
- 1915James Hillier, Canadian-born American scientist and inventor (d. 2007)
- 1939Valerie Harper, American actress
- 1961Andres Calamaro, Argentine musician
- 1973Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
- 1978Giannis Gagaloudis, Greek basketball player
- 1984Lee Camp, English footballer
- 1985Kether Donahue, American voice actress
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