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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1200
    King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
  • 1561
    Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
  • 1682
    William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
  • 1815
    The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
  • 1821
    The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
  • 1912
    Alaska becomes a United States territory.
  • 1989
    Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
  • 1989
    Colombian drug barons declare “total war” on the Colombian government.
  • 1998
    First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on August 24?

  • 1845
    James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1905
    Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1976)
  • 1923
    Arthur Jensen, American psychologist
  • 1929
    Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2004)
  • 1951
    Oscar Hijuelos, American author
  • 1960
    Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • 1974
    Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman
  • 1977
    Denílson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978
    Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980
    Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress

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