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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)

Syngman Rhee
Syngman Rhee

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:

Margaret of Valois
Margaret of Valois

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

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August 19

Fire damage at Cinema Rex
Fire damage at Cinema Rex

Edward Boscawen (b. 1711) · Gustave Caillebotte (b. 1848) · Linus Pauling (d. 1994)

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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

Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (d. 1651) · Rudolf Bultmann (b. 1884) · Mika Yamamoto (d. 2012)

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

Nat Turner woodcarving
Nat Turner woodcarving

John Claypole (b. 1625) · John MacCulloch (d. 1835) · Eve Torres (b. 1984)

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August 22

Signing of the First Geneva Convention
Signing of the First Geneva Convention

Luca Marenzio (d. 1599) · Bill Woodfull (b. 1897) · Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (b. 1934)

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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

German tanks and soldiers in the Battle of Kursk
German tanks and soldiers in the Battle of Kursk

Radagaisus (d. 406) · Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (d. 1498) · Keith Moon (b. 1946)

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

Goodison Park
Goodison Park

Zhang Ye (d. 948) · Harry Hooper (b. 1887) · Jean-Michel Jarre (b. 1948)

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August 25: Independence Day in Uruguay (1825)

Rings of Neptune
Rings of Neptune

Gennadius of Constantinople (d. 471) · Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (b. 1741) · Velma Caldwell Melville (d. 1924)

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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

Arnold Fothergill (b. 1854) · Katherine Johnson (b. 1918) · Frederick Reines (d. 1998)

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

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Josquin des Prez (d. 1521) · Rebecca Clarke (b. 1886) · Shi Jianqiao (d. 1979)

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August 28

243 Ida and its moon
243 Ida and its moon

He Gui (d. 919) · Edward Burne-Jones (b. 1833) · Jack Kirby (b. 1917)

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August 29

Daniel Shays
Daniel Shays

Basil I (d. 886) · Juan Bautista Alberdi (b. 1810) · Ingrid Bergman (b. 1915; d. 1982)

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August 30: Eid al-Ghadeer (Shia Islam, 2018)

The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez
The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez

Hervey le Breton (d. 1131) · Agoston Haraszthy (b. 1812) · Marcelo H. del Pilar (b. 1850)

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August 31

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

Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Ta'i (d. 894) · Agnes Bulmer (b. 1775) · Van Morrison (b. 1945)

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