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August 24 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.

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. ~ Friedrich Schiller
  • selected by Kalki
2005
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. ~ Jorge Luis Borges (born 24 August 1899)
  • proposed by Kalki
2006
If those in charge of our society — politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television — can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves. ~ Howard Zinn (born August 24, 1922)
  • proposed by InvisibleSun
2007
It is clear that there is no classification of the Universe that is not arbitrary and full of conjectures. The reason for this is very simple: we do not know what kind of thing the universe is. ~ Jorge Luis Borges (date of birth)
  • proposed by Kalki
2008
A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
  • proposed by Kalki
2009
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.

~ Robert Herrick (DoB)
  • proposed by Ningauble
2010

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I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. ~ Yasser Arafat (b. August 24. 1929 according to Egyptian birth certificate)

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 07:17, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 23:44, 20 August 2008 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 02:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 4 because it's very brilliant. A hint at the "you won't like me when I'm angry" bit as well as the levels of rage which are best kept intact. I knew Arafat said something brilliant like this, it's a good thing it was located. It's also reminiscent of the "carry a big stick" bit which I adore. Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 20:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to be controlled by good people, by people who love you. ~ Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951)

—This unsigned comment is by None (talk • contribs) .
  • 2 Kalki 02:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 20:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC) Card has done much better. I may work on his article.

Do you want to see what human eyes have never seen? Look at the moon. Do you want to hear what ears have never heard? Listen to the bird's cry. Do you want to touch what hands have never touched? Touch the earth. Verily I say that God is about to create the world. ~ Jorge Luis Borges (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 16:09, 23 August 2005 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 03:53, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

No one is anyone, one single immortal man is all men. Like Cornelius Agrippa, I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist. ~ Jorge Luis Borges (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 16:09, 23 August 2005 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 03:53, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The term 'just war' contains an internal contradiction. War is inherently unjust, and the great challenge of our time is how to deal with evil, tyranny, and oppression without killing huge numbers of people. ~ Howard Zinn

  • 3 InvisibleSun 03:53, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 02:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end. ~ Max Beerbohm (born August 24, 1872)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 06:28, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 02:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I am a Tory Anarchist. I should like every one to go about doing just as he pleased — short of altering any of the things to which I have grown accustomed. ~ Max Beerbohm

  • 3 InvisibleSun 06:28, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:16, 27 August 2007 (UTC) 2 Kalki 02:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Strange, when you come to think of it, that of all the countless folk who have lived before our time on this planet not one is known in history or in legend as having died of laughter. ~ Max Beerbohm

  • 3 InvisibleSun 06:28, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 02:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
  • 2 Zarbon 16:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Man never falls so low that he can see nothing higher than himself. ~ Theodore Parker

  • 3 Zarbon 05:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:44, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 20:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Truth stood on one side and Ease on the other; it has often been so. ~ Theodore Parker

  • 3 because although the easy way may not be the way of truth, it is the course which many have taken. Zarbon 05:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people in the world? ~ Stephen Fry

  • 2 Zarbon 05:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:44, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 20 August 2008 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 04:35, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things. ~ Jorge Luis Borges (DoB)

  • 2.5 Ningauble 17:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:55, 23 August 2009 (UTC)


Strategy wiki

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Games released on August 24.

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Pages in category "August 24"

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Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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August 24 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.

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August 24 is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining after August 24 until the end of the year.

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Births

Deaths

  • 79 - Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)
  • 1042 - Michael V, Byzantine Emperor) (b. 1015)
  • 1103 - King Magnus III of Norway (b. 1073)
  • 1217 - Eustace the Monk, French mercenary and pirate
  • 1540 - Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
  • 1542 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
  • 1572 - Victims of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre:
    • Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (b. 1519)
    • Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
    • Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier
  • 1595 - Thomas Digges, English astronomer (b. 1546)
  • 1647 - Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)
  • 1664 - Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer
  • 1679 - Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)
  • 1680 - Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
  • 1683 - John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)
  • 1759 - Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (b. 1715)
  • 1779 - Kosmas Aitolos, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714)
  • 1831 - August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1760)
  • 1832 - Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • 1888 - Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (b. 1822)
  • 1921 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • 1841 - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • 1940 - Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German television pioneer (b. 1860)
  • 1946 - James Clark McReynolds, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)
  • 1954 - Getúlio Vargas, President of Brazil (b. 1882)
  • 1956 - Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • 1967 - Henry J. Kaiser, American industrialist (b. 1882)
  • 1975 - Éamon de Valera, President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  • 1978 - Louis Prima, American band leader (b. 1910)
  • 1979 - Hanna Reitsch, German pilot (b. 1912)
  • 1985 - Paul Creston, American composer (b. 1906)
  • 1990 - Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
  • 1991 - Bernard Castro, Italian inventor (b. 1904)
  • 1995 - Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-born photographer (b. 1898)
  • 1998 - E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 2002 - Hoyt Wilhelm, baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 2003 - Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (b. 1926)
  • 2009 - Toni Sailer, Austrian skier (b. 1935)

References

  1. "Famous Birthdays on 24th August". History Orb. 2009-08-04. http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/august/24. 
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