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Tuesday August 24, 2021

August 24: Day of the Week

August 24, 2021 is the 236th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 410
    The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
  • 1200
    King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
  • 1456
    The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
  • 1814
    British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
  • 1857
    The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
  • 1909
    Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
  • 1931
    Resignation of the United Kingdom’s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
  • 1989
    Colombian drug barons declare “total war” on the Colombian government.
  • 1994
    Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1880
    Joshua Lionel Cowen, American entrepreneur, creator of Lionel Trains (d. 1965)
  • 1908
    Shivaram Rajguru, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
  • 1942
    Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
  • 1945
    Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1952
    Peter Vogel, German footballer
  • 1961
    Jared Harris, English actor
  • 1970
    Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist
  • 1974
    Jennifer Lien, American actress
  • 1980
    Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress
  • 1988
    Rupert Grint, English actor

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