Tuesday August 6, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2024 is the 219th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
American Civil War: the Confederate ironclad Ship CSS is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Who were born on August 6?

Barbara Strozzi (baptized), Italian singer and composer (d. 1677)
Petros Mavromichalis, Greek leader in the Greek War of Independence and Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)
Edward Ballantine, American composer (d. 1971)
Constance Fecher Heaven, British romance writer (d. 1995)
Chris Bonington, British mountaineer
Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
Gary Valenciano, Filipino singer
Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer
Jared Murillo, American dancer

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