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)
Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
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.
French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
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.
The Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
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.
In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
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?
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876)
Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)
Gérard Filion, French Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, American musician
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor
César Delgado, Argentine footballer
Robert Huth, German footballer
Jack Hobbs, English footballer
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