August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2018 was the 236th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo 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.
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August 24 Historical Event(s)
- 79Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24).
- 410The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
- 1349Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
- 1456The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
- 1561Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
- 1831Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
- 1870The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
- 1875Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
- 1891Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
- 1998First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1845James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
- 1863Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
- 1911Viktor Barna, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 1972)
- 1932Robert D. Hales, LDS apostle
- 1938Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer
- 1945Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
- 1965Brian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1981Jiro Wang, Taiwanese singer, actor, model
- 1983Brett Gardner, American baseball player
- 1988Rupert Grint, English actor
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