Friday August 9, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 9: Day of the Week

August 9, 2024 is the 222nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople – A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths in present-day Turkey. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
Henry David Thoreau published Walden.
Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.
Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
World War II: Battle of Savo Island – Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in an overnight operation.

Who were born on August 9?

André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
Queen Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna of Spain (d. 1876)
V. K. Gokak, Indian Kannada writer (d. 1992)
Francis Lynch, American state legislator (d. 1993)
Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (d. 2008)
John “Hot Rod” Williams, American basketball player
Deion Sanders, American football player
Gillian Anderson, American actress
Anna Kendrick, American actress
JaMarcus Russell, American football player

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