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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)

  • 1514
    Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
  • 1708
    Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 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.
  • 1839
    The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares for war with Qing China. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War.
  • 1896
    Officially recognised date of the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the start of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila (actual date and location is disputed).
  • 1943
    World War II: Kharkov liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
  • 1970
    Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1989
    Singing Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).
  • 1994
    Eugene Bullard, The only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
  • 1996
    Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1623
    Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish Socinian theologist (d. 1675)
  • 1868
    Edgar Lee Masters, American author (d. 1950)
  • 1877
    István Medgyaszay, Hungarian architect and writer (d. 1959)
  • 1900
    Louise Nevelson, American sculptor (d. 1988)
  • 1924
    Robert Solow, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1925
    Robert Mulligan, American film director (d. 2008)
  • 1958
    Julio Franco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1974
    Shifty Shellshock, American musician (Crazy Town)
  • 1981
    Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer
  • 1982
    Trevor Wright, American actor

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