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Saturday August 8, 2020

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2020 is the 221st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1605
    The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
  • 1876
    Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
  • 1908
    Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers’ first public flight.
  • 1929
    The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
  • 1946
    First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produce nuclear weapon delivery vehicle.
  • 1960
    South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • 2000
    Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence and 5 years after being filmed by a dive team funded by novelist Clive Cussler.
  • 2010
    2010 China floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1079
    Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
  • 1881
    Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (d. 1954)
  • 1910
    Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1922
    Károly Reich, Hungarian illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1932
    Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
  • 1933
    Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1965
    Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • 1974
    Brian Harvey, English singer
  • 1978
    Alan Maybury, Irish footballer

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