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.
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)
- 1391Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
- 1812Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
- 1814British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
- 1821The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
- 1857The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
- 1898Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
- 1933The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
- 1963Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
- 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.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1552Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
- 1845James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
- 1913Charles Houston, American mountaineer (d. 2009)
- 1960Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
- 1970Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist
- 1972Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian freestyle skier
- 1977Denílson, Brazilian footballer
- 1977Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009)
- 1981Jiro Wang, Taiwanese singer, actor, model
- 1988Helga Krapf, Filipina actress
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