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

Rep. Christopher Smith Introduces Bill Differentiating Between 'Forbcible' Rape and Other Rapes
Roman Emperor Decius Launches Persecution of Christians
Freiler v. Tangipahoa: Court Rules on Evolution Disclaimer
Federal Court Upholds Conviction of Earnest V. Starr on Sedition for Uttering Contemptuous Language About the Flag

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