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Wednesday August 31, 2022

August 31: Day of the Week

August 31, 2022 is the 243rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1876
    Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
  • 1897
    Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
  • 1941
    World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.
  • 1945
    The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
  • 1963
    Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia
  • 1980
    After two weeks of nationwide strikes, the Polish government was forced to sign the Gdańsk Agreement, allowing for the creation of the trade union Solidarity.
  • 1992
    Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1997
    Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
  • 2005
    A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
  • 2006
    Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 1822
    Galusha A. Grow, American politician (d. 1907)
  • 1893
    Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)
  • 1897
    Fredric March, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1900
    Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
  • 1907
    Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
  • 1969
    Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor
  • 1982
    Alexei Mikhnov, Ukrainian-born Russian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Lien Huyghebaert, Belgian sprinter
  • 1986
    Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player

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