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Wednesday August 31, 2022

August 31: Day of the Week

August 31, 2022 was the 243rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 122 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1314
    King Håkon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo.
  • 1813
    At the final stage of the Peninsular War, British-Portuguese troops capture the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián), resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town. Elsewhere, Spanish troops repel a French attack in the Battle of San Marcial.
  • 1920
    Polish-Bolshevik War: a decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarów.
  • 1936
    Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.
  • 1945
    The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
  • 1949
    The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
  • 1957
    The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1982
    Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
  • 1992
    Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1994
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 161
    Commodus, Roman Emperor (d. 192)
  • 1843
    Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1920
    G. D. Spradlin, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1946
    Jerome Corsi, American writer
  • 1955
    Edwin Moses, American hurdler
  • 1964
    Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
  • 1967
    Jonathan Cake, British actor
  • 1970
    Nikola Gruevski, 6th Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
  • 1979
    Clay Hensley, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer

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