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August 1: Lughnasadh/Imbolc (Gaels and neopagans in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively)

Herman Melville
Herman Melville

Adhemar of Le Puy (d. 1098) · Herman Melville (pictured, b. 1819) · Kurmanbek Bakiyev (b. 1949)

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August 2: Republic Day in North Macedonia

Andrew Barton (d. 1511) · Jack L. Warner (b. 1892) · Bertha Lutz (b. 1894)

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August 3: Feast day of W. E. B. Du Bois (pictured) in The Episcopal Church

W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois

Empress Dowager Cao (d. 925) · Christopher Anstey (d. 1805) · Alexander Mair (d. 1969)

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August 4:

Peter de Montfort (d. 1265) · Laura Knight (b. 1877) · Jessica Mauboy (b. 1989)

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August 5: Constitution Day in the Cook Islands (1965); Victory Day in Croatia (1995)

Guangwu depicted in Sancai Tuhui
Guangwu depicted in Sancai Tuhui

Euthymius I of Constantinople (d. 917) · Tom Thomson (b. 1877) · Pete Burns (b. 1959)

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August 6

Meteorite fragment ALH84001
Meteorite fragment ALH84001

Stephen V of Hungary (d. 1272) · George Kenney (b. 1889) · Jennie de la Montagnie Lozier (d. 1915)

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August 7: Qixi Festival (traditional Chinese, 2019)

Alice Huyler Ramsey with her Maxwell automobile
Alice Huyler Ramsey with her Maxwell automobile

Hugh Foliot (d. 1234) · Art Houtteman (b. 1927) · Peter Jennings (d. 2005)

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August 8

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: Day of Arafah (Islam, 2019)

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: First day of Eid al-Adha (Islam, 2019); Tisha B'Av (Judaism, 2019); Independence Day in Chad (1960)

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

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: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2019); Independence Day in India (1947)

14th-century painting of Michael VIII
14th-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: Eid al-Ghadir (Shia Islam, 2019)

Bonnie Prince Charlie
Bonnie Prince Charlie

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

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August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia (1991); Day / State Foundation Day in Hungary

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

Signing of the First Geneva Convention
Signing of the First Geneva Convention

Luca Marenzio (d. 1599) · 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

German tanks and soldiers in the Battle of Kursk
German tanks and soldiers in the Battle of Kursk

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

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

Goodison Park
Goodison Park

Zhang Ye (d. 948) · Harry Hooper (b. 1887) · Jean-Michel Jarre (b. 1948)

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August 25: Independence Day in Uruguay (1825)

Rings of Neptune
Rings of Neptune

Gennadius of Constantinople (d. 471) · Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (b. 1741) · Velma Caldwell Melville (d. 1924)

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August 26: Eid al-Mubahalah (Islam, 2019), Heroes' Day/Herero Day in Namibia; National Heroes' Day in the Philippines (2019); Women's Equality Day in the United States

Bomb explosion at Harvey's Resort Hotel
Bomb explosion at Harvey's Resort Hotel

Arnold Fothergill (b. 1854) · Katherine Johnson (b. 1918) · Frederick Reines (d. 1998)

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August 27

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Josquin des Prez (d. 1521) · Rebecca Clarke (b. 1886) · Shi Jianqiao (d. 1979)

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August 28

243 Ida and its moon
243 Ida and its moon

He Gui (d. 919) · Edward Burne-Jones (b. 1833) · Shania Twain (b. 1965)

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August 29

Daniel Shays
Daniel Shays

Basil I (d. 886) · Juan Bautista Alberdi (b. 1810) · Ingrid Bergman (b. 1915; d. 1982)

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August 30

The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez
The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez

Hervey le Breton (d. 1131) · Agoston Haraszthy (b. 1812) · Marcelo H. del Pilar (b. 1850)

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August 31: Independence Day in Malaysia (1957)

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

Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Ta'i (d. 894) · Agnes Bulmer (b. 1775) · Van Morrison (b. 1945)

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