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

John Ashcroft Implies Atheists Aren't Civilized at Religious Convention
100,000 Japanese Americans Interned Until End of WWII
 Boerne v. Flores: Court Rules RFRA is Unconstitutional