August History

Click a date in the August calendar to the right for a timeline of all August events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important August events.

Click any event title to read more about that event. Every event page has a list of important names, places, and topics — click them to see a timeline of events associated with them.

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Today's Major Events

Michael Servetus Condemned by Geneva Court for Denying Trinity and Rejecting Infant Baptism
Mt Vesuvius Erupts, Destroying Pompeii and Herculanium
Indian Nationalist Leader Lal Krishna Advani Arrested for Inciting Sectarian Violence
Jim Bakker Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison Plus a $500,000 Fine
Adolf Hitler Claims Faith Needed to Fight Atheism & Jewish Communism

August History Calendar