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August 1st to 31st

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What Happened on 1st
1914 Germany and France Declare war
1936 Berlin Olympics Opens
1966 University Of Texas Shootings
1981 MTV Debuts
1994 Michael Jackson Marries Lisa Marie Presley


What Happened on 2nd
1934 Adolf Hitler becomes Germany's Fuhrer
1943 PT-109 Commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy Sunk
1964 Gulf of Tonkin Attack On US Destroyer Maddox
1990 Iraq Invades Kuwait


What Happened on 3rd
1914 Germany and France Declare war
1981 US Air Traffic Controllers Strike


What Happened on 4th
1892 The parents of Lizzie Borden found murdered
1941 Nazi Troops Within 50 miles of Kiev
1944 Anne Frank Captured By Germans
1989 US The Savings and Loan Crisis


What Happened on 5th
1934 Dust Bowl Drought Continues In Mid West
1957 "American Bandstand" makes its network debut on ABC
1962 Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom
1975 Dutch Elm Disease Kills 3 million trees in Britain
1983 At&T Broken Up


What Happened on 6th :
1926 Gertrude "Trudy" Ederle Swims English Channel
1945 Nuclear bomb Hiroshima
1965 Voting Rights Act Signed Into Law
1965 Beatles Release the Album "Help!" In UK
1997 Microsoft Buys Stake in Apple Computers


What Happened on 7th :
1947 Kon-Tiki Expedition Completes Trip across the Pacific Ocean
1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Passed
1998 US Embassies Bombed Kenya
2007 Barry Bonds 756th Home Run


What Happened on 8th :
1963 "The Great Train Robbery" UK
1974 Richard Nixon Announces his resignation following the Watergate Scandal During a nationally televised broadcast
1976 First Legionnaire’s Disease Harrisburg, Philadelphia
1988 The Burmese 8888 Uprising


What Happened on 9th :
1925 Ku Klux Klan Mass Meeting Washington 50,000 marchers
1936 Jesse Owens wins fourth gold medal Berlin Olympics
1945 Atom Bomb Dropped On Nagasaki
1969 Sharon Tate Found Murdered ( Charles Manson )


What Happened on 10th :
1897 Automobile Club of Great Britain Formed
1945 Truman Announces Japanese Surrender
1954 Construction on the St. Lawrence Seaway began at Massena, New York.
1977 The " Son Of Sam " Serial killer David Berkowitz Arrested
1990 Magellan Space Craft Arrives At The Planet Venus


What Happened on 11th :
1929 Babe Ruth first player in the history of baseball to hit 500 home runs
1965 Race riots Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California
1991 911 Emergency Number pioneered in Schaumburg
1992 Mall of America Opens


What Happened on 12th :
1955 Minimum Hourly Wage Raised To $1.00 Per Hour
1964 South Africa Barred from the Olympic Games
1981 IBM Releases It's First Personal Computer
1990 Tyrannosaurus Rex / Sue Discovered South Dakota


What Happened on 13th :
1961 East Germany Border Closed To West Germany
1966 China has announced It's Cultural Revolution
2006 Tokyo Power Blackout
2011 Stages Collapses at Indiana State Fair


What Happened on 14th :
1935 Social Security Bill Signed Into Law Providing Unemployment Benefit
1945 Truman Announces Japanese Surrender
1947 India and Pakistan Gain Independence
2003 North America Power Outage New York to Canada


What Happened on 15th :
1914 Panama Canal Opens
1965 Beatles Live Concert at Shea Stadium
1965 Los Angeles Watts Riots
1969 Woodstock Music Festival
1998 Omagh Bombing Northern Ireland


What Happened on 16th :
1977 Elvis Presley Dies Of Heart Attack
2002 Dresden, Germany Flooding


What Happened on 17th :
1962 East German Border Guards Kill Peter Fechter
1969 Hurricane Camille Make Landfall Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
1969 Woodstock Music Festival Ends
1998 President Clinton acknowledged he had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky


What Happened on 18th :
1920 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Ratified
1931 Yangtze River Floods causing the death of 3.7 million people directly and indirectly
1937 Toyota Motor Company Founded
1963 James Meredith graduates
2006 60hr work week at Apple iPod plant for $60 per month


What Happened on 19th :
1944 Paris is Liberated by the allies
1953 Iran Military Coup Supported By United States
1958 Packard Cars End Production
1987 Hungerford, UK Killing Spree by Michael Ryan


What Happened on 20th :
1920 First Commercial Radio Station Detroit, Michigan
1940 Winston Churchill makes speach "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
1968 "Prague Spring", Czechoslovakia Soviet troops crush protests and restore order.
1989 Marchioness Disaster River Thames London


What Happened on 21st :
1911 The Mona Lisa Stolen in France
1959 Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States
2006 Saddam Hussein crimes against humanity trial Begins


What Happened on 22nd :
1902 Cadillac Started In Detroit
1941 Germany Attacks Leningrad
1992 Hurricane Andrew Strikes Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana
2003 Alabama chief justice, Roy Moore, is suspended


What Happened on 23rd :
1905 New Orleans Yellow Fever Kills Hundreds
1999 West Nile virus Continues It's Spread Around The Country


What Happened on 24th :
1948 Berlin Airlift Increases Aircraft Numbers
1954 Communist Party Outlawed United States
1985 Union Carbide Bhopal Disaster
1996 Hurricane Dolly Strikes Mexico


What Happened on 25th :
1944 Paris Liberated
1950 President Harry S. Truman Places Railroads Under Army Control
1975 Bruce Springsteen album "Born to Run" Released
2005 Hurricane Katrina Makes Landfall In Florida 4 days before striking New Orleans


What Happened on 26th :
1920 The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted
1932 Temporary Halt Called On Home Foreclosures
1957 Ford Begins Production of Edsel Automobiles


What Happened on 27th :
1955 Guinness Book of World Records Published For The First Time
1979 Lord Louis Mountbatten Murdered
1989 Sky TV Launched UK


What Happened on 28th :
1937 Japanese Bomb Shanghai
1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. Gives "I Have A Dream Speech"
1968 10s Of Thousands Anti-Vietnam War Protestors Chicago
1996 Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife, Princess Diana, formally divorce


What Happened on 29th :
1949 Russian Troops Mass On The Border Yugoslavia
1949 The Soviet Union test their first atomic bomb
1966 The Beatles play their final US Concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
2005 Hurricane Katrina Strikes New Orleans


What Happened on 30th :
1935 Wealth Tax Act Passed in the United States
1959 First Mini goes on sale in Britain for £497
1963 Direct Line Set Up Between Moscow and Washington to prevent the possibility of an accidental war
1989 Leona Helmsley convicted and sentenced


What Happened on 31st :
1888 Jack the Ripper Kills His First Victim
1954 Hurricane Carol Strikes Long Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island
1997 Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed are killed in a car crash in Paris
2005 Curfew Placed On New Orleans