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Thursday August 22, 2019

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 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)

  • 392
    Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 1485
    The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 1902
    Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1914
    World War I: in Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1961
    Ida Siekmann died attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1771
    Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
  • 1827
    Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1874
    Max Scheler, German philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1909
    Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1922
    Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American stage and screen costume designer (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Honor Blackman, English actress
  • 1941
    Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist
  • 1964
    Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis player
  • 1968
    Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer
  • 1968
    Rich Lowry, American magazine editor

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