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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1561Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
- 1662The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
- 1875Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
- 1914World War I: German troops capture Namur.
- 1929Second 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.
- 1933The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
- 1936The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
- 1949The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
- 1991Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1991Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1905Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
- 1911Viktor Barna, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 1972)
- 1920Alex Colville, Canadian painter
- 1934Kenny Baker, English actor
- 1936A. S. Byatt, English novelist
- 1936Kenny Guinn, American politician (d. 2010)
- 1944Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
- 1952Bob Corker, American politician, junior senator of Tennessee
- 1954Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
- 1962Craig Kilborn, American talk show host
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