August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2019 is the 236th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1456The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
- 1608The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
- 1812Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
- 1898Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
- 1902A statue of Joan of Arc is unveiled in Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
- 1931France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
- 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.
- 1954Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
- 1991Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1750Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1836)
- 1887Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)
- 1909Ronald Grieveson, South African cricketer (d. 1998)
- 1911Viktor Barna, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 1972)
- 1919Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1924Jimmy Gardner, British actor (d. 2010)
- 1947Joe Manchin, American politician, governor and junior senator of West Virginia
- 1951Oscar Hijuelos, American author
- 1960Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
- 1983Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player
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