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Monday August 24, 2020

August 24: Day of the Week

August 24, 2020 is the 237th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1391
    Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
  • 1812
    Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
  • 1814
    British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
  • 1821
    The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
  • 1857
    The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
  • 1898
    Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
  • 1933
    The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
  • 1963
    Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
  • 1981
    Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
  • 1991
    Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1552
    Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
  • 1845
    James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1913
    Charles Houston, American mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1960
    Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
  • 1970
    Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist
  • 1972
    Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian freestyle skier
  • 1977
    Denílson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977
    Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009)
  • 1981
    Jiro Wang, Taiwanese singer, actor, model
  • 1988
    Helga Krapf, Filipina actress

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