August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2019 was the 236th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1561Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
- 1812Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
- 1891Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
- 1909Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
- 1929Second 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.
- 1937In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
- 1950Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
- 1954The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed.
- 1963Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
- 1989Colombian drug barons declare “total war” on the Colombian government.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1852Deacon White, American baseball player (d. 1919)
- 1897Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954)
- 1901Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)
- 1927David Ireland, Australian author
- 1947Anne Archer, American actress
- 1953Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
- 1955Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate
- 1962Craig Kilborn, American talk show host
- 1964Éric Bernard, French racing driver
- 1975Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
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