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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1864During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1876Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
- 1907Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the Triple Entente alliance.
- 1949The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
- 1962Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.
- 1965The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight.
- 1986The Soviet passenger liner Ship sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
- 1999The first of a series of bombings in Moscow kills one person and wounds 40 others.
- 2005A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
- 2010The 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?
- 1894Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
- 1907Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (d. 2007)
- 1916John S. Wold, American politician
- 1924Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (d. 2003)
- 1928Jaime Sin, Philippine cardinal and patriot (d. 2005)
- 1937Warren Berlinger, American actor
- 1940Roger Newman, British-born American television actor and writer (d. 2010)
- 1955Olek Krupa, Polish actor
- 1965Céline Bonnier, French-Canadian actress
- 1982Chris Duhon, American basketball player
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