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August 1: Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere); Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere); Independence Day in Benin (1960); Lammas in England and Scotland

Cars on the I-35W Mississippi River bridge after its collapse

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August 2: Day of the Republic in Macedonia; Qixi Festival in the Chinese calendar (2014)

Leó Szilárd

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August 3: Independence Day in Niger (1960); Flag Day in Venezuela

Harvey Firestone

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August 4: Civic Holiday in most areas of Canada (2014); Constitution Day in the Cook Islands (1965)

USS Maddox (DD-731)

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August 5: Tisha B'Av (Judaism, 2014)

Alfonso X of Castile

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August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Jamaica (1962)

Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor

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August 7: Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933); Independence Day in Ivory Coast (1960)

Harvard Mark I input/output and control

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August 8: Father's Day in Taiwan

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

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August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Richard Nixon

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August 10: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2014); Feast Day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church)

The Vasa, today a museum ship

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August 11: Tu B'Av (Judaism, 2014); Independence Day in Chad (1960)

Hedy Lamarr

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August 12

The IBM Personal Computer

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August 13

Cardinal Armand de Richelieu

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August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947)

Lech Wałęsa

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August 15: Victory over Japan Day; Feast of the Assumption (Christianity); Independence Day in the Congo (1960) and India (1947); Liberation Day in North and South Korea (1945)

Construction of the Panama Canal

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August 16: Krishna Janmashtami (Hinduism, 2014); Children's Day in Paraguay

Ringo Starr

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August 17: Independence Day in Indonesia (1945)

NS Arktika

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August 18: Krishna Janmashtami (Hinduism, 2014)

Royal Australian Air Force helicopter

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August 19: Feast of the Transfiguration (Julian calendar); Independence Day in Afghanistan (1919); 2000th anniversary of the death of Roman emperor Augustus

Mohammed Mossadegh

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August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia (1991); St. Stephen's Day in Hungary; Qixi Festival (Chinese calendar, 2015)

Speaker icon1812 Overture

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August 21: Youth Day and King Mohammed's Birthday in Morocco; Ninoy Aquino Day in the Philippines

Mona Lisa

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August 22: Feast day of the Queenship of Mary (Roman Catholic Church); Paryushana begins (Svetambar Jains, 2014); Madras Day in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Henry Dunant

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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

Part of the human chain forming the Baltic Way

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

The White House after having been burned by British troops

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August 25: National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2014)

Rings of Neptune

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August 26: Heroes' Day/Herero Day in Namibia; Women's Equality Day in the United States

An illustration of the Battle of Crécy

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August 27: Independence Day in Moldova (1991)

General William Howe

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August 28: Feast of the Assumption (Julian calendar)

Tom Thumb

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August 29: Ganesh Chaturthi begins (Hinduism, 2014); Feast day for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Gregorian calendar)

Michael Faraday

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August 30: Paryushana begins (Digambar Jains, 2014); Constitution Day in Kazakhstan (1995); St. Rose of Lima's Day in Peru; Victory Day in Turkey

Parliament House, Melbourne

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August 31: Independence Day in Malaysia (1957) and Trinidad and Tobago (1962)

Interior view of Kinetoscope with peephole viewer

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