August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2019 is the 236th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1349Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
- 1831Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
- 1929Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
- 1933The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
- 1937In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
- 1941Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany’s systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.
- 1944World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
- 1981Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
- 1991Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1994Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1358King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
- 1759William Wilberforce, English abolitionist (d. 1833)
- 1772King William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
- 1945Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
- 1948Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
- 1950Tim White, American anthropologist
- 1952Peter Vogel, German footballer
- 1960Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player
- 1973Grey DeLisle, voice actress
- 1977Denílson, Brazilian footballer
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