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Monday August 9, 2021

August 9: Day of the Week

August 9, 2021 was the 221st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 144 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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.
  • 1854
    Henry David Thoreau published Walden.
  • 1907
    The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.
  • 1965
    A fire at a Titan missile base near Searcy, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1901
    Charles Farrell, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1925
    David A. Huffman, American computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1928
    Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Romano Prodi, Italian politician and statesman
  • 1942
    David Steinberg, Canadian comedian
  • 1962
    Kevin Mack, American football player
  • 1983
    Shane O'Brien, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    JaMarcus Russell, American football player
  • 1987
    Marco Carmona, Mexican artist
  • 1991
    Candela Vetrano, Argentine actress

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