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

Bridge 9340 after its collapse
Bridge 9340 after its collapse

Sabbatai Zevi (b. 1626) · Elizabeth Randles (b. 1800) · Lolita Lebrón (d. 2010)

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August 2: Day of the Republic in Macedonia

Coin of Majorian
Coin of Majorian

Andrew Barton (d. 1511) · Harriet Arbuthnot (d. 1834)  · Marija Bursać (b. 1920)

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August 3

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Empress Dowager Cao (d. 925) · Hamilton Fish (b. 1808) · Dolores del Río (b. 1904)

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August 4

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yōhei Kōno
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yōhei Kōno

Jan van den Hoecke (b. 1611) · John Vianney (d. 1859) · Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (b. 1900)

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August 5

Henry I of England
Henry I of England

Euthymius I of Constantinople (d. 917) · Richard Ottley (b. 1626) · Eddie Nolan (b. 1988)

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August 6

Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee

Bulstrode Whitelocke (b. 1605) · Daniel O'Connell (b. 1755) · Bix Beiderbecke (d. 1931)

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August 7: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2017); Tu B'Av (Judaism, 2017); Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933)

U.S. Marines wading ashore on Tulagi Island
U.S. Marines wading ashore on Tulagi Island

Joseph Marie Jacquard (d. 1834) · Richard Sykes (b. 1942) · Frances Oldham Kelsey (d. 2015)

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August 8

Uraniborg
Uraniborg

Sophia Duleep Singh (b. 1876) · Ernest Lawrence (b. 1901) · Sheila Varian (b. 1937)

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August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples; National Women's Day in South Africa

Flag of Singapore
Flag of Singapore

Hieronymus Bosch (d. 1516) · Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (b. 1757) · Gillian Anderson (b. 1968)

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August 10

José Antônio Saraiva
José Antônio Saraiva

Al-Wathiq (d. 847) · Alexander Glazunov (b. 1865) · Gilbert Parkhouse (d. 2000)

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August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960)

Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto

Guttorm of Norway (d. 1204) · Enid Blyton (b. 1897) · Nicola Zagame (b. 1990)

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August 12

A quagga in London Zoo
A quagga in London Zoo

Guy de Beauchamp (d. 1315) · Helena Blavatsky (b. 1831) · Charles Blackman (b. 1928)

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August 13:

Cardinal Armand de Richelieu
Cardinal Armand de Richelieu

Maximus the Confessor (d. 662) · George Grove (b. 1820) · Tigran Petrosian (d. 1984)

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

Whitehead No. 21
Whitehead No. 21

Tiberius II Constantine (d. 582) · Pieter Coecke van Aelst (b. 1502) · Connie Smith (b. 1941)

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August 15: Independence Day in India (1947); Victory over Japan Day in the United Kingdom

The Wow! signal
The Wow! signal

Richard de Vere (b. 1385) · Johan Gadolin (d. 1852) · Gerty Cori (b. 1896)

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August 16:

Skookum Jim Mason
Skookum Jim Mason

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

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August 17: Independence Day in Indonesia (1945)

Soviet icebreaker NS Arktika
NS Arktika

Nitta Yoshisada (d. 1338) · Davy Crockett (b. 1786) · Tarja Turunen (b. 1977)

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August 18: Long Tan Day in Australia (1966)

Pierre Jules Janssen
Pierre Jules Janssen

Agneta Horn (b. 1672) · Matthew Boulton (d. 1809) · Maria Ulfah Santoso (b. 1911)

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August 19

The Beatles in 1964
The Beatles in 1964

Samuel Richardson (b. 1689) · Tom Wills (b. 1835) · Paweł Jasienica (d. 1970)

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August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia (1991); St. Stephen's Day in Hungary

Yellowstone fires
Yellowstone fires

Jerónimo Osório (d. 1580) · James Prinsep (b. 1699) · Ron Paul (b. 1935)

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August 21

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa

Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (d. 1271) · 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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