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Friday August 30, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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.
  • 1574
    Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
  • 1590
    Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1813
    Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1896
    Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.
  • 1897
    The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
  • 1909
    Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 1918
    Fanny 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.
  • 1940
    The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
  • 1945
    The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.

Who were born on August 30?

  • 1821
    Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian revolutionary and wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi (d. 1849)
  • 1839
    Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
  • 1856
    Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (d. 1927)
  • 1890
    Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, British fighter ace (d. 1918)
  • 1946
    Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  • 1948
    Lewis Black, American comedian
  • 1956
    Frank Conniff, American comedian (TV’s Frank)
  • 1977
    Elden Henson, American actor
  • 1980
    Derrick Ward, American football player
  • 1981
    Adam Wainwright, American baseball player

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