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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 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.

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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.
  • 1642
    Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. The English Civil War begins.
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1849
    The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1914
    World War I: in Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war.
  • 1926
    Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1989
    Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1601
    Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
  • 1848
    Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • 1862
    Claude Debussy, French composer (d. 1918)
  • 1908
    Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1928
    Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
  • 1947
    Cindy Williams, American actress
  • 1963
    Terry Catledge, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor
  • 1967
    Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
  • 1977
    Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer

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