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

Alfred Dreyfus' Granddaughter Madeleine Levy Sent to Auschwitz
Taliban Gives Refuge to Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan
Grand Mosque in Mecca is Invaded by Islamic Extremists
Everson v. Board of Education: Court Approves of Refund of Public Transit Costs to Catholic Students
Death of Francisco Franco, Spain's Fascist Dictator

August History Calendar