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Friday August 31, 2018

August 31: Day of the Week

August 31, 2018 is the 243rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 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 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.
  • 1876
    Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
  • 1895
    German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon.
  • 1897
    Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
  • 1941
    World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.
  • 1943
    The USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
  • 1999
    A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 1894
    Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
  • 1928
    James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1937
    Warren Berlinger, American actor
  • 1944
    Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1945
    Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist
  • 1947
    Mona Marshall, American voice actress
  • 1948
    Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • 1952
    Herbert Reul, German politician
  • 1963
    Reb Beach, American guitarist (Winger, Whitesnake)
  • 1970
    Queen Rania of Jordan

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