What happened this day in history August 31, 1939

What are the important events that happened on August 31, 1939? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 31, 1939: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 31, 1939 is the 243rd day of the year 1939 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 18, 1939 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $7,180.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac 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.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 31, 1939 Historical Events

  • 1939
    Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day thus starting World War II in Europe.

Who were born on August 31, 1939?

  • 1939
    Jerry Allison, American drummer (The Crickets)

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