August 22: Day of the Week
August 22, 2020 is the 235th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 392Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
- 1639Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
- 1851The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
- 1950Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
- 1968Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
- 1971J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
- 1985Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
- 1989The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
- 1992FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
- 1996Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
Who were born on August 22?
- 1800Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
- 1836Archibald MacNeal Willard, American artist (d. 1918)
- 1874Max Scheler, German philosopher (d. 1928)
- 1891Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian/American sculptor (d. 1973)
- 1900Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
- 1950Lewis Libby, American White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush
- 1967Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
- 1975Sheree Murphy, British actress
- 1979Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian-born actress
- 1979Matt Walters, American football player
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