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Thursday August 8, 2019

August 8: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1585
    John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
  • 1786
    Mont Blanc on the French – Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
  • 1870
    The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
  • 1876
    Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
  • 1929
    The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
  • 1940
    The “Aufbau Ost” directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and begins the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation.
  • 1946
    First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produce nuclear weapon delivery vehicle.
  • 1988
    The “8888 Uprising” occurs in Burma.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1694
    Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
  • 1839
    Nelson Miles, American general (d. 1925)
  • 1921
    John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1921
    Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1933
    Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1955
    Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • 1956
    David Grant, English singer and vocal coach
  • 1967
    Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
  • 1980
    Craig Breslow, American baseball player

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