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

Death of Leo Strauss, German-American Philosopher Influential for Neo-Conservative Politics
Charles Lindbergh Visits Germany, is Presented With Order of German Eagle by Göring
L. Ron Hubbard Writes 'Fair Game' Letter on How to Deal With Critics Scientology
S.E. Cupp: I'd Never Vote for an Atheist President
Mormons of Caldwell County, Missouri, Drive Non-Mormons out of Daviess County