About August 24

August 24, 2022 is the 236th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On August 24

  • 1200
    King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
  • 1215
    Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
  • 1349
    Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
  • 1456
    The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
  • 1608
    The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
  • 1662
    The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
  • 1815
    The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1821
    The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops capture Namur.
  • 1931
    Resignation of the United Kingdom’s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
  • 1949
    The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
  • 1981
    Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
  • 1989
    Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
  • 1991
    Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1998
    First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.

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