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Sunday August 30, 2020

August 30: Day of the Week

August 30, 2020 was the 243rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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.
  • 1590
    Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1799
    The 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.
  • 1897
    The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
  • 1963
    The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1995
    NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

Who were born on August 30?

  • 1720
    Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796)
  • 1748
    Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
  • 1934
    Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1967
    Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1970
    Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
  • 1971
    Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs)
  • 1981
    Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
  • 1986
    Ryan Ross, American guitarist (Panic! at the Disco)
  • 1988
    Laura Põldvere, Estonian singer

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