Dates with Destiny - August

Special Historical Events are in Order below by Month, Day, Year.
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August Day Year Special Historic Events
 
1
1876
Colorado Admitted to the Union
 
2
1776
Declaration of Imdependence Signed by 54 Delegates
 
3
1492
Columbus Sailed from Palos
 
4
 
5
1945
First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
 
6
1926
Successful Talking-Moving Pictires Shown in New York
 
7
1942
Attack on Solomon Isls. 1st. U.S. Offensive in WW II
 
8
1829
Fiest Tailroad Locomotive Used. Carbondale, PA
 
9
1945
Second Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
 
10
1874
Birth of Herbert C. Hoover 31st President of the United States
 
11
1807
Ftlton's Steamboat Made First Trip
 
12
1877
Phonograph a Success for Thomas A. Edison its Inventor
 
13
1898
Manila Surrendered to American Forces
 
14
1945
Woeld War II Ends. Japan Surrenders Unconditionally.
 
15
1914
Panama Canal Opened to Navagation
 
16
1858
First Cable Message to Cross the Atlantic
 
17
1765
Peace Treaty Signed with Indians at Detroit
 
18
1846
New Mexico Passed Under Rule of United States
 
19
1812
"Old Ironsides" Captured British Vessel Guerriere
 
20
1833
Birth of Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the United States
 
21
1858
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Began
 
22
1870
President Grant Declared Neutrality in Franco-Prussian War
 
23
1847
Mexico Agrees to Armistice
 
24
1949
12 Nations Form N. Atlantic Pact
 
25
1944
Liberation of Paris by Allied Forces
 
26
1920
Woman Suffrage Amendment Effective
 
27
1776
Battle of Long Island, New York
 
28
1864
First Railroad Mail Service - Chicago to Clinton, Iowa
 
29
1864
Birth of Oliver Wendell Holmes - Author, Physician
 
30
1790
First Patent Issued in the United States
 
31
1886
Earthquake at Charleston, S.C.