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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1220
    Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
  • 1576
    The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven.
  • 1647
    The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill – English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
  • 1709
    Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon
  • 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).
  • 1908
    Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers’ first public flight.
  • 1967
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
  • 1988
    The “8888 Uprising” occurs in Burma.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1908
    Arthur Goldberg, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1990)
  • 1932
    Mel Tillis, American singer
  • 1946
    James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • 1947
    Terangi Adam, Nauruan politician
  • 1952
    Anton Fig, South African musician
  • 1952
    Doug Melvin, Canadian Major League Baseball executive
  • 1961
    Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
  • 1965
    Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • 1967
    Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
  • 1973
    Toby Allen, Australian singer (Human Nature)

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