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Monday August 24, 2020

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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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)

  • 1561
    Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
  • 1662
    The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops capture Namur.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
  • 1936
    The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
  • 1949
    The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
  • 1991
    Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1991
    Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1905
    Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • 1911
    Viktor Barna, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 1972)
  • 1920
    Alex Colville, Canadian painter
  • 1934
    Kenny Baker, English actor
  • 1936
    A. S. Byatt, English novelist
  • 1936
    Kenny Guinn, American politician (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1952
    Bob Corker, American politician, junior senator of Tennessee
  • 1954
    Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962
    Craig Kilborn, American talk show host

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