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)
- 1800Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
- 1813Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
- 1835Melbourne, Australia is founded.
- 1862American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
- 1896Philippine 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.
- 1940The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
- 1945The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
- 1956The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
- 1974A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
- 1974A 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.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1839Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
- 1871Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-born British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
- 1912Nancy Wake, British war agent (d. 2011)
- 1917Denis Healey, British politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
- 1953Ron George, American politician
- 1954Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
- 1963Michael Chiklis, American actor
- 1976Mike Koplove, American baseball player
- 1979Leon Lopez, British actor
- 1985Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
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