August 31: Day of the Week
August 31, 2021 is the 243rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1907Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the Triple Entente alliance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1963Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia
- 1982Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
- 1996Saddam Hussein’s troops seized Irbil after the Kurdish Masoud Barzani appealed for help to defeat his Kurdish rival PUK.
- 1997Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
- 2005A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
Who were born on August 31?
- 12Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor (d. 41)
- 1843Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
- 1870Maria Montessori, Italian educator (d. 1952)
- 1871James E. Ferguson, American politician, 26th Governor of Texas (d. 1944)
- 1931Noble Willingham, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1948Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
- 1948Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
- 1956Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer
- 1970Zack Ward, Canadian actor
- 1979Mickie James, American professional wrestler
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