August 30: Day of the Week
August 30, 2019 is the 242nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 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.
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.
- 1791HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on a reef the previous day.
- 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.
- 1800Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
- 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
- 1918Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
- 1922Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
- 1940The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1821Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian revolutionary and wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi (d. 1849)
- 1870Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)
- 1896Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
- 1915Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
- 1918Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1949Don Boudria, Canadian politician
- 1951Timothy Bottoms, American actor
- 1967Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
- 1977Shaun Alexander, American football player
- 1981Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
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