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Monday August 30, 2021

August 30: Day of the Week

August 30, 2021 was the 242nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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.
  • 1590
    Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1835
    Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1909
    Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg
  • 1942
    World War II: the Battle of Alam Halfa begins.
  • 1956
    The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    A 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?

  • 1797
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer (d. 1851)
  • 1901
    John Gunther, American writer (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Denis Healey, British politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 1926
    Daryl Gates, American police chief (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Bill Daily, American actor
  • 1928
    Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • 1946
    Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  • 1949
    Don Boudria, Canadian politician
  • 1978
    Sinead Kerr, Irish figure skater
  • 1985
    Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer

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