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Thursday August 22, 2019

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2019 was the 234th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 1978
    The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
  • 1985
    Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 2007
    The 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?

  • 1647
    Denis Papin, French physicist and inventor (d. c. 1712)
  • 1764
    Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
  • 1836
    Archibald MacNeal Willard, American artist (d. 1918)
  • 1873
    Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1912
    John Lee Hooker, American musician (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
  • 1959
    Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • 1967
    Ant, American comedian
  • 1983
    Laura Breckenridge, American actress

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