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

British Judge Calls Scientology a Corrupt Cult
In Protestant Church Elections, Christians Loyal to Hitler Get Majority
Birth of Theo van Gogh, Dutch Film Director & Critic of Islam
Dutch Couple Refused Canadian Citizenship Because They Refuse to Swear So Help Me God
Treblinka Extermination Camp Begins Operation in Poland Averaging 4,000 Jewish Deaths a Day