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Thursday August 30, 2018

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.

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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 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1363
    Beginning 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.
  • 1813
    Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1862
    American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
  • 1873
    Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
  • 1922
    Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
  • 1945
    Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
  • 1963
    The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
  • 1974
    A 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.
  • 1984
    STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • 1995
    NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

Who were born on August 30?

  • 1748
    Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
  • 1906
    Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1918
    Ted Williams, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Tal Brody, American-born Israeli basketball player
  • 1944
    Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1948
    Fred Hampton, American Black Panther Party leader (d. 1969)
  • 1948
    Lewis Black, American comedian
  • 1953
    Ron George, American politician
  • 1967
    Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model

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