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Monday August 24, 2020

August 24: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 79
    Mount 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).
  • 410
    The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
  • 1200
    King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
  • 1391
    Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
  • 1814
    British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
  • 1998
    First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1578
    John Taylor, English poet (d. 1653)
  • 1919
    Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1922
    René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
  • 1936
    A. S. Byatt, English novelist
  • 1960
    Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
  • 1964
    Dana Gould, American comedian and writer
  • 1971
    Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor
  • 1973
    Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor
  • 1979
    Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress

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