August

The eighth month of the year, is named in honour of the Roman emperor Augustus, August has 31 days

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    On This Day In History, 1 August

    The Slavery Abolition Act came into effect in 1834, Anne Franks last diary entry in 1944, MTV launched in 1981, Calamity Jane died in 1903,...

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    On This Day In History, 2 August

    Albert Einstein letter in 1939 warns about nuclear weapons, 1st US census conducted in 1790, The Sixth Sense premiered in 1999, and more...

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    On This Day In History, 3 August

    The Teatro alla Scala in Milan inaugurated in 1778, Tandy’s TRS80 launched in 1977, the Beatles final appearance at the Cavern Club in 1963, and...

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    On This Day In History, 4 August

    The British Red Cross was formed in 1870, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel opened in 1902, Purple Rain hit Number 1 on the Billboard 200 in...

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    On This Day In History, 5 August

    William Wallace captured and turned over to the English in 1305, Andy Capp appeared for the 1st time in 1957, Marilyn Monroe died in 1962...

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    On This Day In History, 6 August

    WW2, 1st atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, Jamaica gained independence from the UK in 1962, Ginger Spice born in 1972, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 9 August

    Julius Caesar beat Pompey at the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC, Betty Boop 1st appearance in 1930, Whitney Houston born in 1963, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 11 August

    Airbnb was officially launched in 2008, the first prisoners arrived at Alcatraz in 1934, Robin Williams died in 2014 aged 63, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 13 August

    Construction of the Berlin Wall started in 1961, 1st episode of South Park aired in 1997, Florence Nightingale died in 1910 aged 90, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 14 August

    Pakistan gained independence from the UK in 1947, Ponte Morandi collapsed in 2018, Justin Rose won the Golf Olympic Gold in 2016, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 15 August

    VJ Day, occurred in 1945, the Panama Canal officially opened in 1914, the Woodstock started in 1969, Napoleon born in 1769, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 16 August

    The 1st Commonwealth Games were held in 1930, 1st official transatlantic Telegram sent in 1858, Elvis born in 1935 in Mississippi, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 17 August

    La Rambla attack in 2017, US President Bill Clinton admits Monica Lewinsky relationship in 1998, Robert De Niro born in 1943, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 18 August

    The Hardest Day, in 1940, South Africa banned from the Olympics in 1964, Man Utd sold in 1989, Roman Polanski born in 1933, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 19 August

    The Dieppe Raid during WW2 occurred in 1942, the Hungerford massacre took place in 1987, Lady Gaga released The Fame in 2008, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 20 August

    Winston Churchill speech, “Never was so much”, in 1940, the Marchioness disaster occurred in 1989, the #NFL was founded in 1920, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 21 August

    Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre in 1911, Latvia restored its independence in 1991, Dirty Dancing released in the US in 1987, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 22 August

    The Battle Of Bosworth occurred in 1485, the 1st Geneva Convention was held in 1864, Honor Blackman, The Avengers, was born in 1925, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 23 August

    The Molotov Ribbentrop Pact signed in 1939, William Wallace hung, drawn, and quartered in 1305, Brad Pitt married Angelina Jolie in 2014, and more...

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    On This Day In History, 24 August

    Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii and Herculaneum destroyed, Ukraine restored independence in 1991, Stephen Fry born in 1957, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 25 August

    Battle Of Warsaw ended in 1920, halts potential spread of communism, The Wizard Of Oz released in 1939, Neil Armstrong died in 2012, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 29 August

    Netflix was founded in 1997, 1st Indian Reservation, the Brotherton, established in 1758, Oasis released Definitely Maybe in 1994, and more...

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    On This Day In History, 30 August

    303 Squadron, made up of Polish pilots scored its 1st victory in 1940, Melbourne was founded in 1835, Warren Buffett born in 1930, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 31 August

    Diana, Princess Of Wales, fatally injured in a car crash in Paris in 1997, PSV Eindhoven formed in 1913, Van Morrison born in 1945, and...