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Tuesday August 6, 2019

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2019 was the 218th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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

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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.

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August 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1787
    Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1819
    Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
  • 1825
    Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
  • 1914
    World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic – two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Helgoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
  • 1914
    World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
  • 1926
    In New York City, the Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
  • 1930
    Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.
  • 1965
    The largest swimming pool in Europe was opened in Fürstenfeld, Austria.
  • 1976
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • 1996
    NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1619
    Barbara Strozzi (baptized), Italian singer and composer (d. 1677)
  • 1923
    Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Howard Hodgkin, British painter
  • 1949
    Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1955
    Rusty Magee, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1965
    Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • 1973
    Monica Goodling, American George W. Bush Administration appointee
  • 1974
    Luis Vizcaino, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978
    Peng Cheng-min, Taiwanese baseball player
  • 1981
    Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater

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