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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
Tupolev 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 ion of the Smyth Report
Cover of the 1945 Princeton ion 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 expion depicted on buffalo hide
Defeat of the Villasur expion 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); St. Stephen's 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

America
America

Isabella of France (d. 1358) · Claude Debussy (b. 1862) · Dorothy Parker (b. 1893)

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August 23: Krishna Janmashtami (Hinduism, 2019); Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism / Black Ribbon Day in Canada, parts of the European Union, Georgia, and the United States

Part of the human chain forming the Baltic Way
Part of the human chain forming the Baltic Way

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

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August 24: Independence Day in Ukraine (1991)

Pluto
Pluto

Magnus Barefoot (d. 1103) · William Wilberforce (b. 1759) · Anže Kopitar (b. 1987)

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August 25: Independence Day in Uruguay (1825)

Rings of Neptune
Rings of Neptune

Henry Morgan (d. 1688) · Luís Alves de Lima e Silva (b. 1803) · Babe Siebert (d. 1939)

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

15th-century painting depicting the Battle of Crécy
The Battle of Crécy

Manuel Abad y Queipo (b. 1751) · Geraldine Ferraro (b. 1935) · Ralph Vaughan Williams (d. 1958)

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August 27

Chief Black Hawk
Chief Black Hawk

Eric III of Denmark (d. 1146) · Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (b. 1915) · Shi Jianqiao (d. 1979)

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August 28

Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech
Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech

He Gui (d. 919) · Johannes Banfi Hunyades (d. 1646) · Katharine Abraham (b. 1954)

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August 29

Daimler Reitwagen replica
Daimler Reitwagen replica

Abu Taghlib (d. 979) · Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (b. 1809) · Michael Jackson (b. 1958)

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August 30

Maiden launch of Space Shuttle Discovery
Maiden launch of Space Shuttle Discovery

Mary Shelley (b. 1797) · Agoston Haraszthy (b. 1812) · Guy Burgess (d. 1963)

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August 31: Islamic New Year (2019, 1441 AH); Independence Day in Malaysia (1957)

Dilma Rousseff
Dilma Rousseff

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (b. 1842) · Alma Mahler (b. 1879) · Mickie James (b. 1979)

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