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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 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)

  • 48 BC
    Caesar’s civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 681
    Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
  • 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.
  • 1907
    The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • 1930
    Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.
  • 1936
    Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.
  • 1942
    Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
  • 1944
    Continuation war: The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions, and the front remains stable until the end of the war.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1201
    Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
  • 1669
    Tsarina Eudoxia Lopukhina of Russia (d. 1731)
  • 1783
    Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
  • 1931
    Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist
  • 1970
    Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
  • 1970
    Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • 1976
    Jessica Capshaw, American actress
  • 1982
    Kanstantsin Siutsou, Belorussian cyclist

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