College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

August

  1. George I proclaimed King, 1714.
    Nelson wins Battle of the Nile, 1798.
  2. Horace Saussure reaches summit of Mt. Blanc, 1787.
    Potsdam Conference ended, 1945.
  3. Treaty of Cambrai, 1529.
    Sir Roger Casement hanged, 1916.
  4. Battle of Alcazar-Quivir, 1578.
    Germany invaded Belgium, 1914.
    Britain declares war on Germany, 1914.
  5. Xerxes I, King of Persia murdered, 465 B.C.
    Guy de Maupassant born, 1850.
  6. First atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, 1945.
  7. Diet of Worms proclaims Perpetual Peace, 1495.
    Louis Philippe accepted crown of France, 1830.
  8. Napoleon Bonaparte leaves for St. Helena, 1815.
    Battle of Britain began, 1940.
  9. Battle of Adrianople, 378.
    First Atlantic cable completed 1858.
  10. Greenwich Observatory founded, 1675.
    Storming of the Tuileries, 1792.
  11. Axis Conference at Salzburg began, 1939.
  12. Robert Southey born, 1774.
  13. Battle of Blenheim, 1704.
  14. Atlantic Charter made public, 1941.
    Surrender of Japan, 1945.
  15. Napoleon Bonaparte born, 1769.
    Opening of Panama Canal, 1914.
  16. Peterloo Massacre, 1819.
  17. Antwerp sacked by Spaniards, 1585.
    Frederick the Great died, 1786.
  18. Verdun offensive began, 1917.
  19. Caesar Augustus died, 14 A.D.
    Orville Wright born, 1871.
  20. St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153.
    Emily Bronte born, 1818.
  21. Trotsky assassinated in Mexico, 1940.
    Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968.
  22. Battle of Bosworth Field begins Tudor dynasty, 1485.
  23. Louis XVI born, 1754.
    St. Bartholomew's massacre of Huguenots, 1572.
  24. Rome taken by the Huns, 410.
  25. Allies liberated Paris, 1944.
    Belgian Revolution, 1830.
  26. Battle of Crecy, 1346.
    Declaration of the Rights of Man adopted, 1789.
    Women's suffrage began in U.S., 1920.
  27. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel born, 1770.
  28. Lohengrin produced by Franz Liszt at Weimar, 1850.
  29. Battle of Bouvines, 1214.
    John Locke born, 1632.
  30. Cleopatra commits suicide, 30 B.C.
  31. Korea renounces Japanese sovereignty, 1919.

 

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