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Monday August 31, 2020

August 31: Day of the Week

August 31, 2020 is the 244th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1864
    During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1876
    Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
  • 1907
    Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the Triple Entente alliance.
  • 1949
    The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
  • 1962
    Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.
  • 1965
    The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight.
  • 1986
    The Soviet passenger liner Ship sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
  • 1999
    The first of a series of bombings in Moscow kills one person and wounds 40 others.
  • 2005
    A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
  • 2010
    The last episode of The Bill, the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, is aired on ITV1.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 1894
    Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
  • 1907
    Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1916
    John S. Wold, American politician
  • 1924
    Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Jaime Sin, Philippine cardinal and patriot (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Warren Berlinger, American actor
  • 1940
    Roger Newman, British-born American television actor and writer (d. 2010)
  • 1955
    Olek Krupa, Polish actor
  • 1965
    Céline Bonnier, French-Canadian actress
  • 1982
    Chris Duhon, American basketball player

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