August 22: Day of the Week
August 22, 2018 is the 234th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 476Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troops.
- 1654Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
- 1780James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
- 1902Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
- 1950Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
- 1952The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
- 1962The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
- 1978The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
- 1996Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
- 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?
- 1860Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German inventor (d. 1940)
- 1893Wilfred Kitching, British Salvation Army general (d. 1977)
- 1925James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
- 1942Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
- 1965Courtney Gains, American actor
- 1967Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
- 1970Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American chef and television host
- 1975Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
- 1976Randy Wolf, American baseball player
- 1987Leonardo Moracci, Italian footballer
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