August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2023 is the 236th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1662The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
- 1690Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city has no birthday).
- 1815The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
- 1831Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
- 1909Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
- 1914World War I: German troops capture Namur.
- 1932Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
- 1944World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
- 1998First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
- 2004Eighty-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?
- 1902Carlo Gambino, Sicilian-born American mafioso (d. 1976)
- 1905Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
- 1924Alyn Ainsworth, British bandleader (d. 1990)
- 1929Betty Dodson, American feminist and sex educator
- 1938David Freiberg, American bassist (Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship)
- 1951Oscar Hijuelos, American author
- 1957Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor
- 1962David Koechner, American actor
- 1970David Gregory, American television journalist
- 1984Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor
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