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

Church and State Separation Law in France Goes into Effect
Edwards v. Aguillard: Court Rules to Uphold Federal Judge Who Struck Down Creationism Law
Roman Emperors Order Death Penalty for Those Caught Teaching or Learning Astrology