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Friday August 23, 2019

August 23: Day of the Week

August 23, 2019 is the 235th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo 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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1784
    Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn’t accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.
  • 1799
    Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
  • 1923
    Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille liberated.
  • 1966
    Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
  • 1982
    Bachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.
  • 1989
    1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
  • 1994
    Eugene Bullard, The only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
  • 2010
    Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1486
    Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
  • 1852
    Arnold Toynbee, English economist and social reformer (d. 1883)
  • 1900
    Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1912
    Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1944
    Antonia Novello, former United States Surgeon General
  • 1948
    Daniel Ruettiger, American motivational speaker
  • 1953
    Ernst Savkovic, German footballer
  • 1961
    Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • 1971
    Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
  • 1974
    Mark Bellhorn, American baseball player

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