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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 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)

  • 1503
    King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1585
    John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
  • 1709
    Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon
  • 1793
    The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
  • 1844
    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
  • 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.
  • 1946
    First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produce nuclear weapon delivery vehicle.
  • 1963
    Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
  • 2008
    2008 Summer Olympics took place from the 8th August 2008-24th August 2008. The official opening ceremony started at 8:00pm on 8th August 2008. The number 8 is associated with prosperity and confidence in Chinese Culture and here it was a triple eight for the date and one extra for time (close to 08:08:08 pm). There were 28 sports and 302 events at the games. There were 43 new world records and 132 new Olympic records set at the 2008 Summer Olympics. An unprecedented 86 countries won at least one medal during the Games.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1720
    Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • 1911
    Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1930
    Terry Nation, Welsh novelist and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1946
    James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • 1947
    Terangi Adam, Nauruan politician
  • 1961
    Bruce Matthews, American football player
  • 1967
    Eric Angle, American wrestler
  • 1976
    Drew Lachey, American singer
  • 1977
    Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1978
    Alan Maybury, Irish footballer

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