August 30: Day of the Week
August 30, 2019 was the 242nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
- 1800Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
- 1836The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
- 1862American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
- 1873Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
- 1914World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg
- 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.
- 1963The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
- 1974A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1377Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)
- 1906Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
- 1915Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
- 1939Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
- 1944Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
- 1950Antony Gormley, English sculptor
- 1970Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
- 1973Lisa Ling, American journalist
- 1981Germán Legarreta, American actor
- 1986Ryan Ross, American guitarist (Panic! at the Disco)
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