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Wednesday August 24, 2022

August 24: Day of the Week

August 24, 2022 is the 236th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1349
    Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
  • 1690
    Job 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).
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
  • 1909
    Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1991
    Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1902
    Fernand Braudel, French historian (d. 1985)
  • 1911
    Michel Pablo, Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996)
  • 1919
    Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1927
    Harry Markowitz, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940
    Francine Lalonde, Quebec politician
  • 1943
    John Cipollina, American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1989)
  • 1963
    Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director
  • 1973
    Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
  • 1977
    Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer
  • 1988
    Dávid Verrasztó, Hungarian swimmer

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