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

Operation Barbarossa, Invasion of Soviet Union, is Launched by Nazi Germany
Second Armistice at Compiègne Signed Between Germany and Remains of French Government
Freuds's General Introduction to Psychoanalysis is First Published in U.S.
ACLU Will Try to Raise $10,000 for Defense of John Scopes for Teaching Evolution
Vatican Condemns U.S. States Outlawing Discrimination Due to Sexual Orientation