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

Second Version of Book of Common Prayer Becomes Mandatory in England
Dr. Johann Gottfried Sees the Planet Neptune
Pope John XXIII Learns He is Suffering from Advanced Stomach Cancer, Will Keep Information Secret
Birth of Gaius Octavius Thurinus, Successor to Julius Caesar
Death of Sigmund Freud With the Help of His Physician

September History Calendar