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Monday August 8, 2022

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2022 is the 220th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1709
    Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon
  • 1786
    Mont Blanc on the French – Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
  • 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).
  • 1942
    Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mahatma Gandhi’s call for swaraj or complete independence.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and begins the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation.
  • 1960
    South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
  • 1973
    Kim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.
  • 1990
    Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1891
    Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • 1904
    Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1956
    Chris Foreman, English guitarist (Madness)
  • 1958
    Deborah Norville, American television host
  • 1961
    Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
  • 1961
    The Edge, Irish guitarist (U2)
  • 1966
    John Hudek, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Faye Wong, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1970
    Trev Alberts, American football player
  • 1976
    JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)

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