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Monday August 24, 2020

August 24: Day of the Week

August 24, 2020 was the 237th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 49 BC
    Julius Caesar’s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
  • 1898
    Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
  • 1909
    Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
  • 1937
    In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1954
    Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
  • 1981
    Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
  • 1991
    Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1113
    Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
  • 1578
    John Taylor, English poet (d. 1653)
  • 1845
    James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1901
    Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1922
    Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Gregory Jarvis, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1967
    Michael Thomas, English footballer
  • 1978
    Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer
  • 1983
    Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player

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