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

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is Burned Down by Herostratus in Quest for Fame
Tennessee Farmer John Butler, Author of Anti-Evolution Law, Says Scopes Fine is too Small
Béziers, France Becomes One of First Targets of Albigensian Crusade
Himmler Admonishes Heydrich about Attacking Werner Heisenberg
Emperor Diocletian Appoints Maximian as Caesar & Co-Ruler