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

Sandra Day O'Connor Sworn in as First Female Justice on U.S. Supreme Court
William Rehnquist Sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Antonin Scalia Sworn in as Associate Supreme Court Justice
Britain Tells UN General Assembly it Will End Palestinian Mandate
Journal Publishes Albert Einstein's Paper Revealing Equation E=mc^2

September History Calendar