Historical Events in August, Month of August Events

Here is a list of some historical events in August. You can learn What major event happened in August?

Date Event
August 22, 1902 At least 6,000 people are killed by the magnitude 7.7 Kashgar earthquake in the Tien Shan mountains.
August 13, 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
August 5, 642 Battle of Maserfield: Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
August 22, 1851 The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
August 24, 1995 Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America.
August 22, 2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
August 5, 2012 The Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting took place in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six victims; the perpetrator committed suicide after being wounded by police.
August 19, 1936 The Great Purge of the Soviet Union begins when the first of the Moscow Trials is convened.
August 24, 1949 The treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect.
August 5, 1388 The Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England, is fought near Otterburn.
August 4, 2019 Nine people are killed and 26 injured in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. This comes only 12 hours after another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where 23 people were killed.[5]
August 19, 2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
August 27, 1980 1980 South Korean presidential election: After successfully staging the Coup d'état of May Seventeenth, General Chun Doo-hwan, running unopposed, has the National Conference for Unification elect him President of the Fourth Republic of Korea.
August 31, 1949 The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece into Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
August 21, 1331 King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.

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