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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 79
    Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24).
  • 1200
    King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
  • 1608
    The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
  • 1662
    The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
  • 1815
    The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
  • 1821
    The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
  • 1929
    Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
  • 1937
    In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1949
    The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1916
    Hal Smith, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1923
    Arthur Jensen, American psychologist
  • 1929
    Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2004)
  • 1945
    Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1947
    Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1949
    Joe Regalbuto, American actor
  • 1977
    Per Gade, Danish footballer
  • 1986
    Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Indian Tamil actor
  • 1988
    Dávid Verrasztó, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1990
    Juan Pedro Lanzani, Argentine actor and singer

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