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Thursday August 22, 2019

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2019 was the 234th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1798
    French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen’s Irish Rebellion.
  • 1851
    The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1914
    World War I: in Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
  • 2006
    Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
  • 2007
    The 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?

  • 1800
    Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1845
    William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1925
    James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
  • 1942
    Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1944
    Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Ray Burris, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Steve Davis, English snooker player
  • 1965
    Chen Liping, Singaporean actress
  • 1970
    Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American chef and television host
  • 1972
    Paul Doucette, American drummer (Matchbox 20)

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