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Sunday August 22, 2021

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2021 was the 234th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 392
    Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 565
    St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
  • 1485
    The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner’s slave rebellion commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation for the uprising.
  • 1849
    The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1950
    Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 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?

  • 1895
    László Almásy, Hungarian aristocrat and aviator (d. 1951)
  • 1935
    E. Annie Proulx, American author
  • 1938
    Paul Maguire, American football commentator
  • 1939
    Valerie Harper, American actress
  • 1959
    Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • 1967
    Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (d. 2002)
  • 1968
    Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis player (d. 2008)
  • 1971
    Richard Armitage, English actor
  • 1972
    Steve Kline, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)

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