August 30: Day of the Week
August 30, 2020 is the 243rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1574Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
- 1799The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1813Creek War – Fort Mims massacre: Creek “Red Sticks” kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
- 1836The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
- 1940The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
- 1942World War II: the Battle of Alam Halfa begins.
- 1945The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
- 1945The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
- 1956The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1797Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer (d. 1851)
- 1939Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
- 1943Jean-Claude Killy, French skier
- 1943Tal Brody, American-born Israeli basketball player
- 1951Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer (as Dana) and politician
- 1951Timothy Bottoms, American actor
- 1954Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
- 1969Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist
- 1976Mike Koplove, American baseball player
- 1979Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
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