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Friday August 23, 2019

August 23: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1555
    Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
  • 1799
    Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
  • 1914
    World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
  • 1942
    World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • 1946
    Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1970
    Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1973
    A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.
  • 1989
    1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
  • 2006
    Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
  • 2010
    Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1724
    Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
  • 1754
    King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
  • 1900
    Ernst Krenek, Austrian-born composer (d. 1991)
  • 1922
    Pierre Gauvreau, French Canadian painter, television writer and producer
  • 1923
    Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Vera Miles, American actress
  • 1963
    Richard Illingworth, England cricketer
  • 1970
    Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
  • 1972
    Mark Butcher, England cricketer
  • 1974
    Shifty Shellshock, American musician (Crazy Town)

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