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Sunday August 5, 1888

August 5, 1888: Day of the Week

August 5, 1888 was the 218th day of the year 1888 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 148 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

A person born on this day will be 135 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $475.41 today.

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Here’s the August 1888 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1888 calendar.

August 1888

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo 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.

August 5, 1888 Historical Event(s)

  • 1888
    Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip, commemorated as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route since 2008.

Who was born on August 5, 1888?

  • 1888
    Victor Francen, Belgian-born French actor (d. 1977)

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