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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.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1864
    During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1895
    German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon.
  • 1920
    Polish-Bolshevik War: a decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarów.
  • 1920
    The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.
  • 1982
    Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
  • 1994
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
  • 1998
    North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 1908
    William Saroyan, American novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1913
    Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer
  • 1937
    Bobby Parker, American blues-rock guitarist
  • 1948
    Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • 1955
    Anthony Thistlethwaite, musician, member of The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors
  • 1957
    Gina Schock, American drummer (The Go-Go’s)
  • 1957
    Glenn Tilbrook, English singer and guitarist (Squeeze)
  • 1963
    Sonny Silooy, Dutch footballer
  • 1970
    Amy Stein, American photographer
  • 1976
    Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer

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