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Friday August 9, 2019

August 9: Day of the Week

August 9, 2019 is the 221st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 48 BC
    Caesar’s civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 1810
    Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain – At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
  • 1892
    Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
  • 1902
    Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Savo Island – Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
  • 1965
    A fire at a Titan missile base near Searcy, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
  • 1965
    Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
  • 1969
    Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men’s hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
  • 1974
    As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1726
    Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (d. 1778)
  • 1939
    Brito, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943
    Ken Norton, American boxer
  • 1944
    Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician and former Prime Minister.
  • 1947
    Roy Hodgson, English football manager
  • 1963
    Whitney Houston, American singer and actress
  • 1966
    Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1970
    Thomas Lennon, American actor
  • 1980
    Texas Battle, American actor
  • 1991
    Candela Vetrano, Argentine actress

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