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August 1: Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere); Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere); Independence Day in Benin (1960); Civic Holiday in most areas of Canada (2016); Lammas in England and Scotland

US President George H. W. Bush
US President George H. W. Bush
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August 2: Day of the Republic in Macedonia

The Leonardo da Vinci
The Leonardo da Vinci
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August 3: Independence Day in Niger (1960); Flag Day in Venezuela

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
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August 4: Beginning of The Nine Days (Judaism, 2016); Constitution Day in the Cook Islands (1965)

Mount Asama
Mount Asama
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August 5: Independence Day in Burkina Faso (1960); 100th anniversary of the death of English composer George Butterworth

Bertha Benz's Patent-Motorwagen
Bertha Benz's Patent-Motorwagen
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August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Jamaica (1962)

Meteorite fragment ALH 84001
Meteorite fragment ALH 84001
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August 7: Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933); Independence Day in Ivory Coast (1960)

Love Canal area in 2012
Love Canal area in 2012
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August 8: Father's Day in Taiwan

XB-36, first prototype of the Convair B-36
XB-36, first prototype of the Convair B-36
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August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples; Qixi Festival (Chinese calendar, 2016)

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa
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August 10: Feast day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church)

Vasa, today a museum ship
Vasa, today a museum ship
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August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960)

Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
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August 12: Queen Sirikit's Birthday in Thailand

IBM PC
IBM PC
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August 13:

Cardinal Armand de Richelieu
Cardinal Armand de Richelieu
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August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947); Tisha B'Av in Judaism (2016)

Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt
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August 15: Feast of the Assumption (Christianity); Independence Day in the Congo (1960) and India (1947); Victory over Japan Day in the United Kingdom

Michael VIII Palaiologos
Michael VIII Palaiologos
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August 16:

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
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August 17: Independence Day in Indonesia (1945)

Michael Phelps holding up a gold medal
Michael Phelps
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August 18: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2016); Long Tan Day in Australia (1966)

Royal Australian Air Force helicopter
Royal Australian Air Force helicopter
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August 19: Tu B'Av (Judaism, 2016); Independence Day in Afghanistan (1919)

Mohammed Mossadegh
Mohammed Mossadegh
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August 20: St. Stephen's Day in Hungary

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

Lake Nyos, Cameroon
Lake Nyos, Cameroon
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August 22: Feast day of the Queenship of Mary (Roman Catholic Church); Madras Day in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Fort Stanwix, New York (reconstructed)
Fort Stanwix, New York (reconstructed)
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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; Day of the National Flag in Ukraine

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez
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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

The White House after having been burned
The White House after having been burned
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August 25:

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

Sigmund Jähn
Sigmund Jähn
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August 27: Independence Day in Moldova (1991)

Edwin Drake
Edwin Drake
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August 28: Feast of the Assumption (Julian calendar)

2015 production of Lohengrin
2015 production of Lohengrin
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August 29: Feast day for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Gregorian calendar); National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2016)

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday
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August 30: Constitution Day in Kazakhstan (1995); St. Rose of Lima's Day in Peru

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

Interior view of Kinetoscope with peephole viewer
Interior view of Kinetoscope with peephole viewer
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