On This Day: August 09th
This is 221st day of the year and 144 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—8 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 9th day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Henry David Thoreau's Walden, recounting his experiment in solitary life on the shores of Massachusetts' Walden Pond, was published.
1896–1980, Swiss psychologist, known for his research in developmental psychology.
Bob Cousybasketball player
William Fowlernuclear astrophysicist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.