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

Methodist Minister Rev. Jimmy Creech is Defrocked for Presiding Over Same-Sex Ceremony
Eisenstadt v. Baird: Court Rules Unmarried Couples Have Right to Contraceptive Information
John Peter Zenger Arrested for Criticizing Governor of New York
Ottoman Government Calls for Holy War by Muslims on Russia, France, and England
Stone v. Graham: Posting Ten Commandments in Public Schools is Ruled Unconstitutional