What happened this day in history August 19, 1991

What are the important events that happened on August 19, 1991? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 19, 1991: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 19, 1991 is the 231st day of the year 1991 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 6, 1991 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 682,560,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $8,881.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 19, 1991 Historical Events

  • 1991
    Crown Heights Riot: Black groups target Hasidic Jews on the streets of Crown Heights during 3 days, after 2 black kids were struck by a car driven by a Hasidic man.
  • 1991
    dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Crimea.

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