About August 24

August 24, 2021 is the 236th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Virgo is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 161 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 24

  • 1456
    The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
  • 1815
    The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
  • 1831
    Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
  • 1857
    The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
  • 1898
    Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
  • 1902
    A statue of Joan of Arc is unveiled in Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 1912
    Alaska becomes a United States territory.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops capture Namur.
  • 1931
    France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
  • 1932
    Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
  • 1933
    The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
  • 1937
    In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1941
    Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany’s systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.
  • 1949
    The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
  • 1963
    Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xa Loi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the US Embassy in Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.
  • 1989
    Colombian drug barons declare “total war” on the Colombian government.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane.
  • 1998
    First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
  • 2004
    Eighty-nine passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

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