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

Main Fortess of Terezin Made into Ghetto Known as Theresienstadt
Bavaria's Cardinal von Faulhaber Tells Bishops Hitler is Definitely a Christian
Roman Emperors Forbid Anything Contrary to Catholicism
Charles Darwin's First Printing of 'The Origin of Species' Sells Out
Death of Georges Clemenceau, French Politician and Atheist