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Saturday August 24, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

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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)

  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1821
    The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
  • 1870
    The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
  • 1891
    Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
  • 1967
    Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
  • 1981
    Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
  • 1991
    Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 2004
    Eighty-nine passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1198
    King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
  • 1923
    Arthur Jensen, American psychologist
  • 1947
    Joe Manchin, American politician, governor and junior senator of West Virginia
  • 1947
    Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1952
    Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican dub poet
  • 1960
    Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
  • 1968
    Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1978
    Beth Riesgraf, American actress
  • 1979
    Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer
  • 1983
    Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player

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