August 30: Day of the Week
August 30, 2018 was the 242nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1363Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders — Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang — are pitted against each other in what is one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
- 1813Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
- 1862American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
- 1873Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
- 1922Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
- 1945Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
- 1963The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
- 1974A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
- 1995NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1748Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
- 1906Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
- 1918Ted Williams, American baseball player (d. 2002)
- 1934Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
- 1943Tal Brody, American-born Israeli basketball player
- 1944Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
- 1948Fred Hampton, American Black Panther Party leader (d. 1969)
- 1948Lewis Black, American comedian
- 1953Ron George, American politician
- 1967Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model
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