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Tuesday August 23, 2022

August 23: Day of the Week

August 23, 2022 is the 235th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1305
    Sir William Wallace is executed for High Treason at Smithfield in London.
  • 1514
    Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
  • 1555
    Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
  • 1650
    Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck’s Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
  • 1775
    King George III declares that the American colonies exist in a state of open and avowed rebellion.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
  • 1943
    World War II: Kharkov liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
  • 1989
    1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
  • 2011
    A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Mineral, Virginia, the earthquake was felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia. Damaged occurred to monuments in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage was estimated at $100 Million.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1864
    Eleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)
  • 1884
    Ogden L. Mills, American Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
  • 1912
    Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1947
    David Robb, British actor
  • 1953
    Ernst Savkovic, German footballer
  • 1960
    Gary Hoey, American Guitarist
  • 1973
    Casey Blake, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor
  • 1978
    Kobe Bryant, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Ritchie Neville, British musician

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