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

William Rehnquist Sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Salman Rushdie's Novel 'The Satanic Verses' is Published by Viking Penguin Press
Antonin Scalia Sworn in as Associate Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor Sworn in as First Female Justice on U.S. Supreme Court
Journal Publishes Albert Einstein's Paper Revealing Equation E=mc^2

September History Calendar