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Sunday August 9, 2020

August 9: Day of the Week

August 9, 2020 is the 222nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 378
    Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople – A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths in present-day Turkey. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
  • 1814
    Indian Wars: the Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
  • 1842
    The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • 1902
    Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1930
    Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.
  • 1942
    Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
  • 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
    Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1603
    Johannes Cocceius, German-born Dutch theologian (d. 1669)
  • 1631
    John Dryden, English Poet Laureate (d. 1700)
  • 1669
    Tsarina Eudoxia Lopukhina of Russia (d. 1731)
  • 1914
    Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (d. 1963)
  • 1939
    Romano Prodi, Italian politician and statesman
  • 1945
    Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist
  • 1951
    Steve Swisher, American baseball player
  • 1971
    James Kim, American technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • 1983
    Alicja Smietana, Polish violinist
  • 1989
    Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer

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