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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1574
    Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
  • 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.
  • 1813
    Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1836
    The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
  • 1873
    Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
  • 1945
    The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1974
    A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.

Who were born on August 30?

  • 1334
    King Peter of Castile (d. 1369)
  • 1797
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer (d. 1851)
  • 1839
    Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
  • 1893
    Huey Long, American politician (d. 1935)
  • 1942
    Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1943
    Tal Brody, American-born Israeli basketball player
  • 1977
    Jens Ludwig, German guitarist (Edguy)
  • 1977
    Shaun Alexander, American football player
  • 1979
    Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1989
    Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer

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