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August 1: Lughnasadh/Imbolc (Gaels and neopagans in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres respectively)

Robert Baden-Powell
Robert Baden-Powell

Æthelwold of Winchester (d. 984) · Maria Mitchell (b. 1818) · Alan Moore (b. 1914)

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August 2: Republic Day in Macedonia

Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Bertha Lutz (b. 1894) · Betsy Bloomingdale (b. 1922)  · Jean-Pierre Melville (d. 1973)

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August 3

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens

Thomas Francis Meagher (b. 1823) · George Inness (d. 1894) · Nadia Ali (b. 1980)

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August 4: Constitution Day in the Cook Islands (1965)

Capture of Gibraltar
Capture of Gibraltar

Henry I of France (d. 1060) · John Venn (b. 1834) · David Lange (b. 1942)

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August 5: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders in Croatia

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (d. 1799) · Ivar Aasen (b. 1813) · Soichiro Honda (d. 1991)

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August 6

Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi

James Henry Greathead (b. 1844) · William McCrea (b. 1948) · Vera Farmiga (b. 1973)

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August 7

Le Griffon
Le Griffon

Jin Shengtan (d. 1661) · Huntley Wright (b. 1868) · Rebecca Kleefisch (b. 1975)

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August 8

Uraniborg
Uraniborg

Seo Hui (d. 998) · James Tissot (d. 1902) · Esther Williams (b. 1921)

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August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples; National Women's Day in South Africa

Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki

Michael the Brave (d. 1601) · Eileen Gray (b. 1878) · Philip Larkin (b. 1922)

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August 10

Louvre Pyramid
Louvre Pyramid

Madeleine of Valois (b. 1520) · Suzanne Collins (b. 1962) · Jennifer Paterson (d. 1999)

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August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960)

DJ Kool Herc
DJ Kool Herc

Hamnet Shakespeare (buried 1596) · William W. Chapman (b. 1808) · Jacqueline Fernandez (b. 1985)

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August 12

A quagga in London Zoo
A quagga in London Zoo

Abraham Zacuto (b. 1452) · Lord Castlereagh (d. 1822) · George Soros (b. 1930)

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August 13:

Opha May Johnson
Opha May Johnson

Al-Muktafi (d. 908) · George Grove (b. 1820) · Jules Massenet (d. 1912)

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August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947)

Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31)
Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31)

Doc Holliday (b. 1851) · Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (b. 1892) · Hugh Trumble (d. 1938)

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August 15: Independence Day in India (1947)

Afonso de Albuquerque
Afonso de Albuquerque

Nikephoros Phokas Barytrachelos (d. 1022) · Charles Comiskey (b. 1859) · Rosalía Mera (d. 2013)

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August 16:

Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr

John II of Trebizond (d. 1297) · Ramakrishna (d. 1886) · Angela Bassett (b. 1958)

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August 17: Qixi Festival (Chinese calendar, 2018); Independence Day in Indonesia (1945)

Battle of Verneuil
Battle of Verneuil

Matthew Boulton (d. 1809) · Gene Stratton-Porter (b. 1863) · Korrie Layun Rampan (b. 1953)

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August 18:

Marguerite de Valois
Marguerite de Valois

Knut Alvsson (d. 1502) · Baji Rao I (b. 1700) · Ruth Norman (b. 1900)

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August 19

The Beatles in 1964
The Beatles in 1964

Samuel Richardson (b. 1689) · Tom Wills (b. 1835) · Paweł Jasienica (d. 1970)

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August 20: Day of Arafah (Islam, 2018); Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia (1991); St. Stephen's Day in Hungary

Yellowstone fires
Yellowstone fires

James Prinsep (b. 1799) · Ron Paul (b. 1935) · Narendra Dabholkar (d. 2013)

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August 21: First day of Eid al-Adha (Islam, 2018)

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa

Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (d. 1271) · Emily Tinne (b. 1886) · Emma Mashinini (b. 1929)

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August 22

America's Cup
America's Cup

Isabella of France (d. 1358) · Thomas Tredgold (b. 1788) · Alexandros Kontoulis (d. 1933)

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August 23: Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism/Black Ribbon Day in Canada, parts of the European Union, Georgia, and the United States

Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti

Ali al-Ridha (d. 818) · Henry Every (b. 1659) · Oscar Hammerstein II (d. 1960)

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

The 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team
The 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team

Magnus Barefoot (d. 1103) · William Wilberforce (b. 1759) · Valentine Baker (b. 1888)

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August 25

Rings of Neptune
Rings of Neptune

Agnes Mowinckel (b. 1875) · Mary Tappan Wright (d. 1916) · Theresa Andrews (b. 1962)

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August 26: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2018); Heroes' Day/Herero Day in Namibia; Women's Equality Day in the United States

Bomb explosion at Harvey's Resort Hotel
Bomb explosion at Harvey's Resort Hotel

Manuel Abad y Queipo (b. 1751) · Sue Bailey Thurman (b. 1903) · Katherine Johnson (b. 1918)

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August 27: National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2018)

Battle of Grand Port
Battle of Grand Port

Tomás Luis de Victoria (d. 1611) · Man Ray (b. 1890) · Brian Epstein (d. 1967)

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August 28

Martin Luther King giving his "I have a dream" speech
Martin Luther King giving his "I have a dream" speech

Augustine of Hippo (d. 430) · Sheridan Le Fanu (b. 1814) · Omayra Sánchez (b. 1972)

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August 29

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (b. 1780) · Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (b. 1809) · Lale Andersen (d. 1972)

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August 30: Constitution Day in Kazakhstan (1995)

Amalasuntha
Amalasuntha

Albert Szenczi Molnár (b. 1574) · Mary Shelley (b. 1797) · Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster (d. 1954)

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August 31

Interior view of Kinetoscope with peephole viewer
Interior view of Kinetoscope with peephole viewer

Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651) · Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (b. 1842) · Sara Ramirez (b. 1975)

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