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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)

  • 1456
    The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
  • 1608
    The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
  • 1812
    Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
  • 1898
    Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
  • 1902
    A statue of Joan of Arc is unveiled in Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 1931
    France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
  • 1937
    In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1950
    Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
  • 1954
    Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
  • 1991
    Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1750
    Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1836)
  • 1887
    Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)
  • 1909
    Ronald Grieveson, South African cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1911
    Viktor Barna, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 1972)
  • 1919
    Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Jimmy Gardner, British actor (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    Joe Manchin, American politician, governor and junior senator of West Virginia
  • 1951
    Oscar Hijuelos, American author
  • 1960
    Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • 1983
    Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player

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