Wednesday August 21, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2024 is the 234th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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 21 Historical Event(s)

1808
Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1810
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1863
Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill’s Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
1942
World War II: the Guadalcanal campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
1945
Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1971
A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
1991
Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
1991
Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
1993
NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
2001
The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Who were born on August 21?

1665
Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)
1765
William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
1813
Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
1878
Richard Girulatis, German football manager (d. 1963)
1938
Kenny Rogers, American singer and actor
1947
Sándor Erdős, Hungarian fencer
1965
Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
1981
Jarrod Lyle, Australian Golfer
1982
Jason Eaton, New Zealand All Black rugby player
1985
Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter

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