August 22: Day of the Week
August 22, 2019 is the 234th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
What no one tells you about the hidden secrets of your first name. Are there magical powers in your given name? Every name has a character and personality. Get smart with name meanings. Find out what your name means! (Sponsored link)
August 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1654Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
- 1711Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River.
- 1717Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
- 1902Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
- 1902Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
- 1971J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
- 1972Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
- 1989The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
- 1996Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
- 2007The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
Who were born on August 22?
- 1771Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
- 1860Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German inventor (d. 1940)
- 1902Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
- 1904Deng Xiaoping, Chinese statesman (d. 1997)
- 1913Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (d. 2008)
- 1915David Dellinger, American social rights activist (d. 2004)
- 1918Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
- 1939Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
- 1967Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
- 1984Lawrence Quaye, Ghanaian–Qatari footballer
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.