Sunday August 18, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 18: Day of the Week

August 18, 2024 is the 231st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 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.

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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.

August 18 Historical Event(s)

1848
Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern – Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
1868
French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
1877
Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
1938
The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State, United States with Ontario, Canada over the St. Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1948
The Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
1966
Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phuoc Tuy Province.
1976
In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
2000
A federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.

Who were born on August 18?

1819
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876)
1879
Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
1904
Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)
1909
Gérard Filion, French Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
1932
William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
1956
Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, American musician
1970
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor
1981
César Delgado, Argentine footballer
1984
Robert Huth, German footballer
1988
Jack Hobbs, English footballer

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