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Sunday August 22, 2021

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2021 is the 234th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1827
    José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1961
    Ida Siekmann died attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1971
    J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1985
    Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1800
    William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
  • 1848
    Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • 1867
    Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
  • 1880
    Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1912
    John Lee Hooker, American musician (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon
  • 1944
    Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (d. 2010)
  • 1966
    GZA, American rapper
  • 1966
    Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer
  • 1986
    Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress

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