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)
- 1218Al-Kamil becomes Sultan of Egypt, Syria and northern Mesopotamia on the death of his father Al-Adil.
- 1422King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.
- 1795War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.
- 1876Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
- 1920Polish-Bolshevik War: a decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarów.
- 1936Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.
- 1940Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19 crashes near Lovettsville, Virginia. The CAB investigation of the accident is the first investigation to be conducted under the Bureau of Air Commerce act of 1938.
- 1957The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1992Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo.
- 1994The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
Who were born on August 31?
- 1741Jean Paul Egide Martini, French composer (d. 1816)
- 1928James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1934Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor
- 1940Jack Thompson, Australian actor
- 1949H. David Politzer, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1949Richard Gere, American actor
- 1954Julie Brown, American actress, singer-songwriter and screenwriter
- 1955Olek Krupa, Polish actor
- 1958Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
- 1983Larry Fitzgerald, American football player
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