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Sunday August 8, 2021

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2021 is the 220th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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.
  • 1588
    Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada’s attempt to invade England.
  • 1793
    The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
  • 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).
  • 1929
    The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
  • 1942
    Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mahatma Gandhi’s call for swaraj or complete independence.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
  • 2011
    London Riot 2011. This took place between 6th August 2011 and 10th August 2011. between the 6th and 7th a peaceful march in Tottenham, London was followed by rioting and looting, first in Tottenham.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1518
    Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • 1925
    Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Connie Stevens, American singer and actress
  • 1956
    Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • 1967
    Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
  • 1969
    Faye Wong, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1969
    Yvie Burnett, British television vocal coach
  • 1976
    Drew Lachey, American singer
  • 1985
    Toby Flood, English Rugby Union player
  • 1988
    Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player

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