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

13-Year-Old Girl Found Molested and Murdered; Jewish Manager Leo Frank Blamed
Birth of Muhammad in Mecca
Hitler Claims Nazi Policies on the Jews are Just a Continuation of Catholic Church Doctrine
Hitler Signs Nazi-Vatican Concordat, Puts His Support Behind Eliminating Secular Schools
Hermann Goering Creates the Gestapo