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Monday August 31, 2020

August 31: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1314
    King Håkon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo.
  • 1422
    King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.
  • 1897
    Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
  • 1936
    Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.
  • 1940
    Pennsylvania 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.
  • 1965
    The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight.
  • 1992
    Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1994
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
  • 1996
    Saddam Hussein’s troops seized Irbil after the Kurdish Masoud Barzani appealed for help to defeat his Kurdish rival PUK.
  • 1999
    A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 1842
    Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, American publisher, journalist, suffragist and civil rights leader (d. 1924)
  • 1916
    John S. Wold, American politician
  • 1920
    G. D. Spradlin, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Jean Béliveau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959
    Ralph Krueger, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1960
    Chris Whitley, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1964
    Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
  • 1970
    Deborah Gibson, American singer
  • 1977
    Jeff Hardy, American wrestler
  • 1980
    Joe Budden, American rapper

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