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On This Day — August 24

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August 24th is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

On this day in history:

394 – The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom, the latest known inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs, was written.

1815 – The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.

1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.

1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

1995 – Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America.

Celebrity Birthdays:

WWE Legend Vince McMahon turns 72

Comedian Stephen Fry turns 60

Children of Lesser Gods Actress Marlee Matlin turns 52

Legendary Comedian Dave Chappelle turns 44

Harry Potter Series Actor Rupert Grint turns 29

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