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

American Bookstores Won't Carry Free Inquiry Magazine with Muhammad Cartoons
Catholic Law Forbids Jewish Doctors Treating Christians
Griswold v. Connecticut: Law Against Distributing Contraceptives will be Struck Down
Santa Fe School v. Doe: Separation of Church and State Violated by Student-led Prayers
Treblinka Begins Exhumation of Burning of 700,000 Corpses