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Friday August 9, 2019

August 9: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1329
    Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole – A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
  • 1892
    Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
  • 1930
    Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.
  • 1993
    The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
  • 1999
    Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • 2006
    At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in an overnight operation.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1537
    Francesco Barozzi, Italian mathematician, astronomer and humanist (d. 1604)
  • 1872
    Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (d. 1962)
  • 1933
    Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children’s author
  • 1939
    Romano Prodi, Italian politician and statesman
  • 1941
    Way Bandy, American make-up artist (d. 1986)
  • 1942
    Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    Sam Elliott, American actor
  • 1971
    Mack 10, American rapper
  • 1974
    Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor and director
  • 1983
    Ashley Johnson, American actress

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