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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1391Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
- 1561Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
- 1682William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
- 1816The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1902A statue of Joan of Arc is unveiled in Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
- 1914World War I: German troops capture Namur.
- 1937In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
- 1963Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xa Loi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the US Embassy in Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.
- 1967Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
- 1998First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1113Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
- 1358King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
- 1591Robert Herrick, English poet (d. 1674)
- 1872Max Beerbohm, British caricaturist (d. 1956)
- 1960Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player
- 1960Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
- 1973Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1973Dave Chappelle, American actor and Comedian
- 1973Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
- 1981Jiro Wang, Taiwanese singer, actor, model
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