What happened this day in history August 22, 1996

What are the important events that happened on August 22, 1996? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 22, 1996: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 22, 1996 is the 235th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 9, 1996 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 233,520 hours 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 ‘dihectatriacontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $77.76. (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.

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

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August 22, 1996 Historical Events

  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

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