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

Battle of Halys Between King of Lydia and King of Media
Siege of Acre: Last Templar Fortress Falls, Ending Christian Military Presence in Holy Lands
Dentist Suggests Swastika as Symbol for Nazi Party
Spanish Armada Sets Sail for Assault of England