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

Mosaic of Justinian the Great
Mosaic of Justinian the Great

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August 2: Day of the Republic in Macedonia

Drawing of the interior of Tower Subway
Drawing of the interior of Tower Subway

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August 3: Civic Holiday in most areas of Canada (2015); Independence Day in Niger (1960); Flag Day in Venezuela

Roger Casement
Roger Casement

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August 4

USS Maddox (DD-731)
USS Maddox (DD-731)

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August 5: Independence Day in Burkina Faso (1960)

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot
Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot

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

Crew of the Enola Gay
Crew of the Enola Gay

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

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

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August 8: Father's Day in Taiwan

8th August, 1918 by Will Longstaff
8th August, 1918 by Will Longstaff

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

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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August 10: Feast Day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church)

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August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960)

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August 12: Queen Sirikit's Birthday and Mother's Day in Thailand

Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton ever found
Sue the Tyrannosaurus

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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)

Recording of The Lost Chord

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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)

Afonso de Albuquerque
Afonso de Albuquerque

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August 16: Children's Day in Paraguay

Joseph Kittinger making his record-breaking jump
Joseph Kittinger making his record-breaking jump

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August 17: Independence Day in Gabon (1960) and Indonesia (1945)

Sukarno proclaiming Indonesian independence
Sukarno proclaiming Indonesian independence

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August 18: Long Tan Day in Australia (1966)

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August 19: Feast of the Transfiguration (Julian calendar)

Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh

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

A bus on a track on the O-Bahn Busway
A bus on a track on the O-Bahn Busway

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

Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln
Stephen A. Douglas
Douglas

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

Chennai skyline
Chennai skyline

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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

Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong

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August 25:

Juan Antonio Lavalleja
Juan Antonio Lavalleja

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

Eruption of Krakatoa
Eruption of Krakatoa

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August 27: Independence Day in Moldova (1991)

Moscow's Ostankino Tower burning
Moscow's Ostankino Tower burning

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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: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2015); Feast day for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Gregorian calendar)

Flooded areas of New Orleans
Flooded areas of New Orleans

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

Parliament House, Melbourne
Parliament House, Melbourne

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August 31: Independence Day in Malaysia (1957) and Trinidad and Tobago (1962); National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2015)

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