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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)

  • 1483
    Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass.
  • 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.
  • 1854
    Henry David Thoreau published Walden.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain – At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
  • 1902
    Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1669
    Tsarina Eudoxia Lopukhina of Russia (d. 1731)
  • 1845
    André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
  • 1914
    Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (d. 1963)
  • 1920
    Francis Lynch, American state legislator (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    Romano Prodi, Italian politician and statesman
  • 1948
    Bill Campbell, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Ray Jennings, South African cricketer and coach
  • 1970
    Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
  • 1980
    Texas Battle, American actor
  • 1983
    Ashley Johnson, American actress

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