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August 1: Lughnasadh and Imbolc in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively

Cars on the I-35W bridge after the collapse
Cars on the I-35W bridge after the collapse
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August 2: Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

Drawing of the interior of the Tower Subway
Drawing of the interior of the Tower Subway
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August 3: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2020)

Jesse Owens in the long jump at the 1936 Olympics
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August 4

Napoleon at the Battle of Lonato
Napoleon at the Battle of Lonato
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August 5: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day in Croatia (1995); Tu B'Av (Judaism, 2020)

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
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August 6

Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima after the Little Boy explosion
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima after the Little Boy explosion
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August 7: Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933)

Badge of Military Merit
Badge of Military Merit
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August 8: Eid al-Ghadir (Shia Islam, 2020)

Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield (b. 1874) · Sophia Duleep Singh (b. 1876) · Ernest Lawrence (b. 1901)

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

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Annie Malone (b. 1869) · Ernst Haeckel (d. 1919) · Jason Heyward (b. 1989)

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August 10

The Hungarian Battle of Lechfeld 955, a 1860 painting by Michael Echter
The Hungarian Battle of Lechfeld 955,
a 1860 painting by Michael Echter

Al-Wathiq (d. 847) · William Lowndes Yancey (b. 1814) · Alfred Döblin (b. 1878)

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August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960)

Tupolev Tu-134A similar to both aircraft in the 1979 collision
Tupolev Tu-134A similar to both aircraft in the 1979 collision

Guttorm of Norway (d. 1204) · James B. Longacre (b. 1794) · Pablo Sandoval (b. 1986)

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August 12: Krishna Janmashtami (Hinduism, 2020)

Cover of the 1945 Princeton edition of the Smyth Report
Cover of the 1945 Princeton edition of the Smyth Report

Jænberht (d. 792) · Abraham Zacuto (b. 1452) · Maurice Fernandes (b. 1897)

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August 13:

Flag of Japan with dimensions
Flag of Japan with dimensions

Maximus the Confessor (d. 662) · Tigran Petrosian (d. 1984)  · Tim Richmond (d. 1989)

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August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947)

Defeat of the Villasur expedition depicted on buffalo hide
Defeat of the Villasur expedition depicted on buffalo hide

Qian Hongzuo (b. 928) · Pieter Coecke van Aelst (b. 1502) · Mila Kunis (b. 1983)

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August 15:Independence Day in India (1947); Eid al-Mubahalah (Shia Islam, 2020)

Fourteenth-century painting of Michael VIII
Fourteenth-century painting of Michael VIII

Richard de Vere (b. 1385) · Gerty Cori (b. 1896) · Stephen Breyer (b. 1938)

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August 16: Tu B'Av (Judaism, 2019)

Depiction of the 1819 massacre, published by Richard Carlile
Depiction of the 1819 massacre, published by Richard Carlile

Marianos Argyros (d. 963) · George Meany (b. 1894) · Georgette Heyer (b. 1902)

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August 17: Independence Day in Indonesia (1945)

Miles Davis
Miles Davis

Li Shouzhen (d. 949) · Matthew Boulton (d. 1809) · Dawn Mabalon (b. 1972)

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August 18

Phobos
Phobos

Agneta Horn (b. 1629) · Maria Ulfah Santoso (b. 1911) · Edward Norton (b. 1969)

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August 19

Bonnie Prince Charlie
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Tom Wills (b. 1835) · Gene Roddenberry (b. 1921) · Clay Walker (b. 1969)

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August 20: Islamic New Year (2020, 1442 AH); Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia (1991); St. Stephen's Day / State Foundation Day in Hungary

Mercedes-Benz O305 on the O-Bahn
Mercedes-Benz O305 on the O-Bahn

Henry Every (b. 1659) · Phil Lynott (b. 1949)  · Amy Adams (b. 1974)

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August 21

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas
Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas

Baldwin II of Jerusalem (d. 1131) · Emily Tinne (b. 1886) · Emma Mashinini (b. 1929)

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August 22

America
America

Isabella of France (d. 1358) · Claude Debussy (b. 1862) · Dorothy Parker (b. 1893)

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August 23: Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism / Black Ribbon Day in Canada, parts of the European Union, Georgia, and the United States

Part of the human chain forming the Baltic Way
Part of the human chain forming the Baltic Way

Radagaisus (d. 406) · Abraham Yates Jr. (b. 1724) · Denny Bautista (b. 1980)

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

Pluto
Pluto

Magnus Barefoot (d. 1103) · William Wilberforce (b. 1759) · Anže Kopitar (b. 1987)

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August 25: Qixi Festival (traditional Chinese, 2020); Independence Day in Uruguay (1825)

Rings of Neptune
Rings of Neptune

Henry Morgan (d. 1688) · Luís Alves de Lima e Silva (b. 1803) · Babe Siebert (d. 1939)

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

Fifteenth-century painting depicting the Battle of Crécy
Battle of Crécy

Manuel Abad y Queipo (b. 1751) · Geraldine Ferraro (b. 1935) · Ralph Vaughan Williams (d. 1958)

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August 27

Chief Black Hawk
Chief Black Hawk

Eric III of Denmark (d. 1146) · Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (b. 1915) · Shi Jianqiao (d. 1979)

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August 28

Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech
Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech

He Gui (d. 919) · Johannes Banfi Hunyades (d. 1646) · Katharine Abraham (b. 1954)

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August 29

Daimler Reitwagen replica
Daimler Reitwagen replica

Abu Taghlib (d. 979) · Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (b. 1809) · Michael Jackson (b. 1958)

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August 30: Victory Day in Turkey (1922)

Maiden launch of Discovery
Maiden launch of Discovery

Mary Shelley (b. 1797) · Agoston Haraszthy (b. 1812) · Guy Burgess (d. 1963)

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August 31: Independence Day in Malaysia (1957); National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2020)

Dilma Rousseff
Dilma Rousseff

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (b. 1842) · Alma Mahler (b. 1879) · Mickie James (b. 1979)

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