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August 1: Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere); Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere); Independence Day in Benin (1960); Lammas in England and Scotland; Tisha B'Av (Judaism 2017)

US President George H. W. Bush
US President George H. W. Bush

Laura Janner-Klausner (b. 1963) · Taapsee Pannu (b. 1987) · Lolita Lebrón (d. 2010)

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August 2: Day of the Republic in Macedonia

The Leonardo da Vinci
The Leonardo da Vinci

William II of England (d. 1100) · Harriet Arbuthnot (d. 1834)  · Marija Bursać (b. 1920)

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August 3: Independence Day in Niger (1960); Flag Day in Venezuela

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

Mount Asama
Mount Asama

Walter Pater (b. 1839) · Knut Hamsun (b. 1859) · Hans Christian Andersen (d. 1875) · Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (b. 1900)

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August 5: Independence Day in Burkina Faso (1960); 100th anniversary of the death of English composer George Butterworth

Bertha Benz's Patent-Motorwagen
Bertha Benz's Patent-Motorwagen

Tatyana Zelentsova (b. 1948) ·

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August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Jamaica (1962)

Meteorite fragment ALH 84001
Meteorite fragment ALH 84001

Anne Hathaway (d. 1623) · Ben Jonson (d. 1637) · Daniel O'Connell (b. 1755)

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August 7: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2017); Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933); Civic Holiday in most areas of Canada (2017); Independence Day in Ivory Coast (1960)

Love Canal area in 2012
Love Canal area in 2012

Constantius II (b. 317) · Majorian (d. 461) · Aspasia Manos (d. 1972)

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August 8: Tu B'Av begins at nightfall (Judaism, 2017); Father's Day in Taiwan

XB-36, first prototype of the Convair B-36
XB-36, first prototype of the Convair B-36

Sophia Duleep Singh (b. 1876) · Ernest Lawrence (b. 1901) · Roger Federer (b. 1981)

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August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Valens (d. 378) · Philip Larkin (b. 1922) · Gillian Anderson (b. 1968)

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August 10: Feast day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church)

Vasa, today a museum ship
Vasa, today a museum ship

Alfred Döblin (b. 1878) ·

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August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960)

Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr

Enid Blyton (b. 1897) · Nicola Zagame (b. 1990) ·

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August 12: Queen Sirikit's Birthday in Thailand

IBM PC
IBM PC

Robert Southey (b. 1774) · Lord Castlereagh (d. 1822) · William Blake (d. 1827) · Elizabeth Bartlett (d. 1994)

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August 13:

Cardinal Armand de Richelieu
Cardinal Armand de Richelieu

Maximus the Confessor (d. 662) · Alfred Hitchcock (b. 1899) · Florence Nightingale (d. 1910)

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August 14: Krishna Janmashtami (Hinduism, 2017); Independence Day in Pakistan (1947)

Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tiberius II Constantine (d. 582) · Connie Smith (b. 1941)

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August 15: Feast of the Assumption (Christianity); Independence Day in the Congo (1960) and India (1947); Victory over Japan Day in the United Kingdom

The Wow! signal
The Wow! signal

Stephen I of Hungary (d. 1038) · Macbeth, King of Scotland (d. 1057) · Napoleon (b. 1769) · Gerty Cori (b. 1896)

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August 16:

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

Marianos Argyros (d. 963) · Ranavalona I (d. 1861) · Georgette Heyer (b. 1902) · Idi Amin (d. 2003)

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August 17: Independence Day in Indonesia (1945)

Michael Phelps holding up a gold medal
Michael Phelps

José de San Martín (d. 1850) · Charles I of Austria (b. 1887) · Elsie Locke (b. 1912) · Tarja Turunen (b. 1977)

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August 18: Paryushana begins (Svetambar Jains, 2017); Long Tan Day in Australia (1966)

Royal Australian Air Force helicopter
Royal Australian Air Force helicopter

Genghis Khan (d. 1227) · Franz Joseph I of Austria (b. 1830) · Honoré de Balzac (d. 1850)

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August 19: Independence Day in Afghanistan (1919)

Mohammed Mossadegh
Mohammed Mossadegh

Augustus (d. 14) · Blaise Pascal (d. 1662) · Samuel Richardson (b. 1689)

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August 20: St. Stephen's Day in Hungary

NS Savannah
NS Savannah

Johan de Witt (d. 1672) · Ron Paul (b. 1935) · Fred Hoyle (d. 2001)

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August 21: Youth Day and King Mohammed's Birthday in Morocco; Ninoy Aquino Day in the Philippines

Lake Nyos, Cameroon
Lake Nyos, Cameroon

William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765) · Emily Tinne (b. 1886) · Emma Mashinini (b. 1929)

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August 22: Feast day of the Queenship of Mary (Roman Catholic Church); Madras Day in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Fort Stanwix, New York (reconstructed)
Fort Stanwix, New York (reconstructed)

Richard III of England (d. 1485) · Claude Debussy (b. 1862) · Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (d. 1903)

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August 23: Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism/Black Ribbon Day in Canada, the European Union and the United States; Day of the National Flag in Ukraine

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez

Louis XVI of France (b. 1754) ·

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

The White House after having been burned
The White House after having been burned
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August 25

Józef Piłsudski
Józef Piłsudski

David Hume (d. 1776) · James Watt (d. 1819) · Agnes Mowinckel (b. 1875) · Samantha Smith (d. 1985)

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August 26: Das Lakshana Dharma begins (Digambar Jains, 2017); Heroes' Day/Herero Day in Namibia; Women's Equality Day in the United States

Sigmund Jähn
Sigmund Jähn

Robert Walpole (b. 1676) · Albert, Prince Consort (b. 1819) · Sue Bailey Thurman (b. 1903) · Nicol David (b. 1983)

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August 27: Independence Day in Moldova (1991)

Edwin Drake
Edwin Drake

Titian (d. 1576) · Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (b. 1770) ·

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August 28: Feast of the Assumption (Julian calendar); Qixi Festival (Chinese calendar, 2017); National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2017)

2015 production of Lohengrin
2015 production of Lohengrin

Augustine of Hippo (d. 430) · Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (b. 1749) · Sheridan Le Fanu (b. 1814) · Omayra Sánchez (b. 1972)

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August 29: Feast day for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Gregorian calendar)

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday

John Locke (b. 1632) · Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (b. 1780) · Éamon de Valera (d. 1975)

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August 30: Constitution Day in Kazakhstan (1995); St. Rose of Lima's Day in Peru

Erwin Rommel
Erwin Rommel

Ted Williams (b. 1918) ·

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August 31: Independence Day in Malaysia (1957) and Trinidad and Tobago (1962)

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

Caligula (b. 12)  · Henry V of England (d. 1422) · John Bunyan (d. 1688)

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