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

  • 1215
    Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
  • 1391
    Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
  • 1456
    The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
  • 1682
    William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
  • 1902
    A statue of Joan of Arc is unveiled in Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 1912
    Alaska becomes a United States territory.
  • 1929
    Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
  • 1932
    Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
  • 1989
    Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term “planet” such that Pluto is now considered a Dwarf Planet.

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