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Thursday August 8, 2019

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2019 is the 220th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1220
    Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
  • 1585
    John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
  • 1588
    Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada’s attempt to invade England.
  • 1960
    South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
  • 1963
    Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
  • 1989
    Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission – Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
  • 1990
    Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
  • 2007
    An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
  • 2010
    2010 China floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.
  • 2011
    London Riot 2011. This took place between 6th August 2011 and 10th August 2011. between the 6th and 7th a peaceful march in Tottenham, London was followed by rioting and looting, first in Tottenham.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1605
    Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
  • 1693
    Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
  • 1950
    Willie Hall, American drummer
  • 1951
    Phil Carlson, Australian cricketer
  • 1958
    Deborah Norville, American television host
  • 1967
    Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
  • 1977
    Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1977
    Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1984
    Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer
  • 1987
    Katie Leung, Scottish actress

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