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Colorado, the thirty-eighth state
Colorado, the thirty-eighth state
Aug 1 all-day
August 1, 1876
Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key
Aug 1 all-day
Born August 1, 1779 Wrote the words to the “Star-Spangled Banner”
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Declaration of Independence signed
Declaration of Independence signed @ Philadephia Pennsylvania
Aug 2 all-day
August 2, 1776
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Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Aug 4 all-day
Born August 4, 1961 Forty-fourth President of the United States First African American President
Birth of the U.S. Coast Guard
Birth of the U.S. Coast Guard
Aug 4 all-day
On August 4, 1790, Congress authorized Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton to build a fleet of 10 cutters to protect the U.S. coastline.
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Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong
Aug 5 all-day
Born August 5, 1930 Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon surface on July 21, 1969, becoming the first person to walk on the moon.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Aug 5 all-day
Born: August 5, 1749 Representing South Carolina at the Continental Congress
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Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, Japan
Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, Japan
Aug 6 all-day
August 6, 1945 140,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the bombing in Hiroshima. Approximately 70,000 were killed on the day of the bombing and the others by the end of 1945 due to burns,[...]
Battle of Mobile Bay
Battle of Mobile Bay
Aug 6 all-day
August 5, 1864
Edith Roosevelt
Edith Roosevelt
Aug 6 all-day
Born August 6, 1861 Second wife of President Theodore Rooselvelt
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Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan
Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan
Aug 9 all-day
August 9, 1945 80,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the bombing in Nagasaki. Approximately 40,000 were killed on the day of the bombing and the others by the end of 1945 due to burns,[...]
Richard Nixon resigns as President
Richard Nixon resigns as President
Aug 9 all-day
August 9, 1974 Nixon resigns amid Watergate scandal, and Vice President Gerald Ford becomes President. mericanHistoryCalendar.com
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Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
Aug 10 all-day
Born: August 10, 1874 Thirty-First President (1929-1933)
Missouri, the twenty-fourth state
Missouri, the twenty-fourth state
Aug 10 all-day
August 10, 1821
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Rosalynn Carter
Rosalynn Carter
Aug 18 all-day
Born August 18, 1927 Wife of President Jimmy Carter http://
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Orville Wright
Orville Wright
Aug 19 all-day
Born August 19, 1871 Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane.
William J. Clinton
William J. Clinton
Aug 19 all-day
Born August 19, 1946 Forty-Second President (1993-2001)
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Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison
Aug 20 all-day
Born August 20, 1833 Twenty-Third President (1889-1893)
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British troops enter Washington, D.C.
British troops enter Washington, D.C.
Aug 24 all-day
On August 24, 1814, British troops under General Robert Ross enter Washington, D.C. to destroy many government buildings, including the White House, the Treasury building and the Library of Congress.
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Charles G. Dawes
Charles G. Dawes
Aug 27 all-day
Born August 27, 1865 Thirtieth Vice President under Calvin Coolidge
Hannibal Hamlin
Hannibal Hamlin @ Paris Maine
Aug 27 all-day
Born August 27, 1809 Fifteenth Vice President under Abraham Lincoln
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Aug 27 all-day
Born: August 27, 1908 Thirty-Sixth President (1963-1969) Thirty-Seventh Vice President under John F. Kennedy
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14 year old Emett Till murdered, sparking Civil Rights Movement
14 year old Emett Till murdered, sparking Civil Rights Movement
Aug 28 all-day
14 year old Emmett was murdered on August 28, 1955 in Money, Mississippi, inspiring the Civil Rights Movement. mericanHistoryCalendar.com
Lucy Hayes
Lucy Hayes
Aug 28 all-day
Born August 28, 1831 Wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Aug 28 all-day
On August 28, 1963, this political rally took place in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. mericanHistoryCalendar.com
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream Speech”
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream Speech”
Aug 28 all-day
August 28, 1963 King delivers his famous speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Second Battle of Bull Run/Manassas
Second Battle of Bull Run/Manassas
Aug 28 all-day
August 28 to August 30, 1862 mericanHistoryCalendar.com
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Ellen Arthur
Ellen Arthur
Aug 30 all-day
Born August 30, 1837 Wife of President Chester Author Ellen died before Chester Author was President
Roy Wilkins
Roy Wilkins
Aug 30 all-day
Born August 30, 1901, Wilkins was a civil rights activist. He was the executive director of the NAACP from 1955 to 1977. Wilkins was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon Johnson in 1967.
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