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Notable Historic Events

for the Month of August




 August 1st

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

1961...MTV aires for the first time on television.

1961...The first Six Flags Amusement Park opens in Arlington, Texas.

1996...Michael Johnson wins the gold medal in the 200 meter race at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.  He now has two medals, as he also won the 400 meter race.  He becomes the only man to have ever won both events.


 August 2nd

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

1776...The Declaration of Independence is signed by the delegates at the Second Continental Congress.

1934...Adolf Hitler becomes dictator of Germany.

1943...PT109, commanded by future president Jack Kennedy, is attacked by the Japanese.  Kennedy heroically rescues several of his crew men who fall into the burning water.

1990...Iraq invades Kuwait, capture the city and take over their oil reserves.


 August 3rd


Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

1492...Columbus sets sail on his voyage to find the New World.

1914...Germany and then France declare war on the other.

1923...Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States a few hours after the death of Warren G. Harding.

1949...The NBA (National Basketball Association) is formed from the merger of the BAA (Basketball Association of America) and the NBL (National Basketball League.) 

1958...The Nautilus, an American nuclear submarine, travels under the North Pole.


August 4th

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

1892...The parents of Lizzie Borden are found dead in their home, and Lizzie is suspected of the axe murder.

1914...The US declares neutrality at the beginning of WWI.

1936...Jesse Owens wins the gold medal in the long jump at the Berlin  Olympics while Hitler watches in disgust.

1944...Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who kept a diary while hiding from the Nazis, is captured by the Gestapo.


 August 5th

Dick Clark on American Bandstand

Dick Clark and American Bandstand

1858...The transatlantic telegraph cable, laid across the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, is completed.

1914...The world's first electric traffic signal is installed in Cleveland, OH.

1957...A local television program in Philadelphia, hosted by Dick Clark and featuring dancing teenagers, goes national and is renamed American Bandstand.

1962...Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her home in Los Angeles.

1981...President Reagan fires over 11,000  air-traffic controllers who are are not honoring the no strike law for government employees.


 August 6th

Atom Bomb explodes over Hiroshima

Atom Bomb explodes over Hiroshima

1890...The first execution by electrocution takes place at Auburn Prison, New York.

1926...Gertrude Ederle swims the English Channel.

1945...The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan to bring the war to a close.  The B-29 American bomber was called the Enola Gay.

1965...President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, to guarantee African Americans the right to vote.


 August 7

Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl

1782...General George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, creates the purple heart, to be given to those who perform exemplary acts of bravery in military service. It is originally called the Badge for Military Effort."

1917...The Bull Moose Party nominates Teddy Roosevelt to be their candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

1947...Thor Heyerdahl completes a 4,300 mile journey from Peru to Raroia, (near Tahiti) in a light raft to prove his theory that an early people living in South America could have traveled to and populated the Polynesian Islands using the ocean currents. His boat was called the Kon-Tiki.

1959...Pictures of the earth are taken from space by unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6.


 August 8th

Richard Nixon going home

Richard Nixon

1864...After the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee sends his resignation to the Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It was refused.

1945...With the signature of President Truman, the United States becomes the first member to join the newly formed United Nations.

1974...Richard M. Nixon becomes the only president in American history to resign.


 August 9th

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford

1936...Jesse Owens wins his 4th gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin.

1945...As part of the attempt to make Japan surrender, a second atom bomb is dropped on Japan, over the city of Nagasaki.  Japan surrendered unconditionally.

1974...Gerald Ford becomes the 38th President of the United States when Richard Nixon resigns as President.  Gerald Ford was appointed to become vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned from his job eight months previously and now he advances to the presidency.


 August 10th

The Louvre

The Louvre

1793...The Louvre Museum is created from what was previously a Royal Palace in France.  The Louvre would become the world's largest art museum.

1821...Mississippi becomes the 24th state in the USA.

1846...President James Polk signs The Smithsonian Institution Act.  The Smithsonian is founded with money left to the United States for the purpose of an "the increase of knowledge"  in the will of an English scientist that had never even visited America.

1949...President Truman signs the National Security Bill which creates the Department of Defense.






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