Monday August 5, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 5: Day of the Week

August 5, 2024 is the 218th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 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.

August 2024

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo 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.

August 5 Historical Event(s)

The Battle of Petrovaradin takes place.
The United States Army abolishes flogging.
American Civil War: Battle of Baton Rouge – along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Confederate troops drive Union forces back into the city.
In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.
Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language that is at the time in danger of dying out.
World War II: The Nazis begin a three-day massacre of anywhere between 40,000 and 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland.
The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana.
The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.

Who were born on August 5?

Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1829)
Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)
Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
Vern Gosdin, American country music singer (d. 2009)
Scott William Winters, American actor
Jennifer Finch, American photographer and musician
Jonathan Silverman, American actor
Theodore Whitmore, Jamaican footballer
Olle Kullinger, Swedish footballer
Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor

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