August 31: Day of the Week
August 31, 2021 was the 243rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 122 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1056After a sudden illness a few days previous, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies without children to succeed the throne, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.
- 1795War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.
- 1803Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 11 in the morning.
- 1895German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon.
- 1941World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.
- 1965The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight.
- 1982Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
- 1987Thai Airways Flight 365 crashes into the ocean near Ko Phuket, Thailand, killing all 83 aboard.
- 1992Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo.
- 1994The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
Who were born on August 31?
- 1602Countess Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1675)
- 1652Ferdinand Charles, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (d. 1708)
- 1821Hermann von Helmholtz, German scientist (d. 1894)
- 1893Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)
- 1903Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television host (d. 1983)
- 1907William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
- 1948Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
- 1956Maria Balazova, Slovak painter
- 1979Ramón Santiago, Dominican baseball player
- 1981Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player
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