About August 24

August 24, 2024 is the 237th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 158 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 24

  • 410
    The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
  • 1200
    King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
  • 1391
    Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
  • 1812
    Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
  • 1815
    The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
  • 1857
    The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
  • 1891
    Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
  • 1909
    Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
  • 1932
    Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
  • 1949
    The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
  • 1950
    Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
  • 1954
    Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
  • 1989
    Colombian drug barons declare “total war” on the Colombian government.
  • 1991
    Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane.
  • 1998
    First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
  • 2001
    Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

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