August 24 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Independence Day Ukraine National Holiday
Flag Day Liberia Public Holiday
Pluto Demoted Day - Unofficial (Nature & Environment, Science)
National Waffle Day United States (Food & Drinks)
National Peach Pie Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Parks Day Costa Rica Observance

Historical Events on August 24

  • 1456: The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is finished.
  • 1482: An English army captures the town and castle of Berwick upon Tweed.
  • 1561: The duchess Anna of Saxony is wed to Willem of Orange.
  • 1682: An area that is now known as the State of Delaware is received by William Penn who adds it to his holdings in Pennsylvania.
  • 1781: An American Indian force ambushes a small militia out of Pennsylvania and overwhelmes them. This causes George Rogers Clark to scrap his plans to attack Detroit.
  • 1812: During the Peninsular War, a coalition composed of British, Portuguese and Spanish forces force the lifting of an almost three year long siege of Cadiz.
  • 1814: Washington D.C is invaded by British forces and many Washington buildings, including the White House, is set on fire.
  • 1816: The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in Portage des Sioux, Missouri—just north of St.Louis.
  • 1857: The Panic of 1857 starts.
  • 1870: The Wolseley expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
  • 1875: Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim the English Channel.
  • 1891: Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
  • 1898: Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
  • 1909: The pouring of concrete for the Panama Canal begins on this day.
  • 1914: German troops capture Namur during WWI.
  • 1914: The Battle of Cer ends during WWI.
  • 1931: Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the U.S non-stop from L.A to Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1944: Allied forces began the attack on the city of Paris, France.
  • 1949: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect.
  • 1950: Edith Sampson becomes the first ever African-American United States delegate to the U.N.
  • 1995: Microsoft releases the operating system Windows 95 in North America.
  • 1998: The first RFID (radio-frequency identification) implanted in humans is tested in the U.K.

Famous Birthdays on August 24

  • American actor Steve Guttenberg is born in 1958
  • American author Chris Offutt is born in 1958.
  • English social worker and politician Meg Munn is born in 1959.
  • American baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. is born in 1960.
  • English actor Jared Harris is born in 1961.
  • American journalist Major Garret is born in 1962.

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday


Memorial Day

Bastille Day