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August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. International holidays July 1 - Canada Day ( Canada) July 1 - July Morning ( Bulgaria) International holidays Independence Day - India National Heroes Day - Philippines Independence Day - Pakistan 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Events 642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Events 636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The month is a unit of Time, used with Calendars which is approximately as long as some natural period related to the motion of the Moon; A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the Orbit of the Earth around the Sun The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used Calendar in the world today A day (symbol d is a unit of Time equivalent to 24 Hours and the duration of a single Rotation of planet Earth with respect to the August begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Leo and ends in the sign of Virgo. Leo is the fifth Astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. Virgo is the sixth Astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Virgo. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Cancer and ends in the constellation of Leo. Cancer ( Crab, symbol, Unicode ♋ is one of the twelve Constellations of the Zodiac. Leo (ˈliːoʊ Lion, symbol, Unicode ♌ is a Constellation of the Zodiac.
This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar, which started in March about 750 BC under Romulus. Sextilis was the original Latin name for the sixth month in the Roman calendar. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. Romulus (c 771 BC– c 717 BC and Remus (c 771 BC–c 753 BC are the traditional founders of Rome, appearing in Roman mythology It became the eighth month either when January and February were added to the beginning of the year by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC or when those two months were moved from the end to the beginning of the year by the decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers disagree). Numa Pompilius, according to Legend, was the second King of Rome, succeeding Romulus. Decemviri (singular decemvir) is a Latin term meaning "Ten Men" which designates any such commission in the Roman Republic (cf It was renamed in honor of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, culminating in the fall of Alexandria, which fell in this month. Augustus ( Latin: IMPERATOR·CAESAR·DIVI·FILIVS·AVGVSTVS September 23 63 BC – August 19 AD 14) born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, was Lore claims August originally had 29 days in the Roman Republican calendar. The Roman Republic was the phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by a Republican form of government a period which began with the overthrow of the Augustus took two days from February and gave it to August when Sextilis was renamed in his honor. See Month lengths how this commonly believed lore was proven wrong. The Julian calendar, a reform of the Roman calendar, was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC and came into force in 45 BC (709 Ab urbe condita
August's flower is the gladiolus or poppy, and its birthstone is the peridot. A flower, also known as a bloom or Blossom, is the reproductive structure found in Flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also Gladiolus (from Latin, the Diminutive of gladius, a Sword) is a Genus of Flowering plants in the iris family A poppy is any of a number of showy Flowers typically withone per stem, belonging to the poppy family. Early civilizations such as India and Babylon have attributed gemstones with magical properties Peridot (pronunciation /ˈpɛrɪˌdɒt/, /ˈpɛrɪˌdoʊ/ (British English /ˈpɛərɪˌdɑt/ /ˈpɛərɪˌdɑʊ/ (US English is the gem quality variety of forsteritic
- In Swedish, the month is named augusti, literalli plural of the Latin augustus - "the venerable". Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the
- In Finnish, the month is called elokuu, meaning "month of reaping" or literally, "month of life". Finnish ( or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (92% As of 2006) and by ethnic Finns outside
- In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern rendition of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh. Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. Lughnasadh ( Old Irish, pronounced luɣnəsəð Modern Irish Lá Lúnasa; Modern Gaelic Lùnastal) is a Gaelic Lugh (ˈluː modern Irish Lú, earlier Lug) is an Irish Deity represented in mythological texts as a hero and High King of the distant The first Monday in August is a holiday in the Republic of Ireland. Public holidays are observed in the Republic of Ireland on School Holidays (Primary In Ireland the academic year in Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe.
- In Polish, the month is called sierpień, meaning "month of sickle". Polish ( język polski, polszczyzna) is the Official language of Poland.
- In French, the month is called août. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people
- In Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, the month is called agosto. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy.
- In Japanese, the month is called hachigatsu (八月), meaning, simply, "eighth month. is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities "
- In Russian, the month is called Avgust (Авгуcт)
- In Greek, the month is called Augoustos (Αύγουστος')
- In Dutch the month is called Augustus
- In Lithuanian the month is called rugpjūtis
Events in August
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- In the pagan wheel of the year August begins at or near Lughnasadh in the northern hemisphere and Imbolc in the southern hemisphere. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Dutch ( is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people 22 million of which are from the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname Lithuanian ( lietuvių kalba) is the official state language of Lithuania and is recognised as one of the official languages of the European Union. Neopaganism or Neo-Paganism is an Umbrella term used to identify a wide variety of modern religious movements particularly those influenced by historical Wheel of the Year is a Wiccan and Neopagan term for the annual cycle of the Earth 's Seasons It consists of eight festivals spaced at approximately Lughnasadh ( Old Irish, pronounced luɣnəsəð Modern Irish Lá Lúnasa; Modern Gaelic Lùnastal) is a Gaelic Northern Hemisphere is the half of a Planet that is North of the Equator —the word hemisphere literally means 'half ball' Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrated among Gaelic peoples and some other Celtic cultures either at the beginning Southern Hemisphere is the half of a Planet that is South of the Equator —the word hemisphere literally means 'half ball'
- Some of Ireland's most famous battles have been fought in this month. They include: the Second Battle of Athenry (1316); the battle of Knockdoe (1504); the Battle of the Yellow Ford (1596); the First Battle of Curlew Pass (1599); the Battle of Dungans Hill (1647); the Battle of Castlebar (1798), and the Battle of the Bogside (1969). The Second Battle of Athenry took place in Ireland on 10 August 1316 and was one of the most decisive battles of the Bruce Wars The Battle of the Yellow Ford (Béal an Átha Buidhe was fought in southern Armagh, Ulster, in Ireland, near the river Blackwater in August The Battle of Curlew Pass was fought on the 15th of August 1599 during the campaign of the Earl of Essex in the Nine Years' War, between an English force under Sir The Battle of Dungan's Hill took place in County Meath, in eastern Ireland in August 1647. The Battle of Castlebar occurred on 27th August during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 when a combined force of 2000 French troops and Irish rebels routed The Battle of the Bogside was a very large communal Riot between the mostly unarmed residents of the Bogside area of Derry city in Northern Ireland allied
- August 4, 1944 Anne Frank was discovered by the Schutzstaffel in Germany. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank ( (12 June 1929 – early March 1945 was a Jewish girl born in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Weimar Germany
- August 6, 1806 Emperor Francis II of the Holy Roman Empire lays down the Roman Imperial Crown and renounces all claims on this throne. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1806 ( MDCCCVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common An emperor (from the Latin " Imperator " is a (male Monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an Empire or another type of Francis II may refer to Francis II Duke of Brittany (1433–1488 Francis II of France (1544–1560 Francis II
- August 6 National Salvadoran-American Day in the United States. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
- In 1945 the end of the Second World War was brought about following the August 6 bombing of Hiroshima and August 9 bombing of Nagasaki in the first and only use of nuclear weapons against people. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Japanese city of ( is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest of Japan 's ( is the Capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from Nuclear reactions either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Emperor Hirohito declared Japan's unconditional surrender on August 15. also known as, (April 29 1901 – January 7 1989 was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order reigning from December 25 1926 until his death
- August 3rd-5th, 2007 The Discworld Jamboree Wincanton Somerset The first event of its kind
- August 9, 1329 Quilon was erected the first Indian Diocese by Pope John XXII
- August 9, 1965 Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia and became independent. Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Discworld is a comedic Fantasy Book series by the British author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat Wincanton is a small Town in south Somerset, southwest England. Somerset ( or) is a county in south west England The County town is Taunton, which is in the south of the county Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus Kollam ( Malayalam:കൊല്ലം) (known to the Portuguese as Quilon, pronounced koy-lon) is a city and a Municipal corporation Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Singapore
- August 10, 1822 Ecuador became an independent country. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Year 1822 (MDCCCXXII was a Common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Sunday of the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Ecuador topics.
- August 14, 1947 Pakistan became independent (included East Bengal region as a whole). Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and
- August 15, Catholic, Feast of the Assumption
- August 15, 1769 Corsica, birth of Napoleon Bonaparte
- August 15, 1945 Korea became an independent country. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". This article is about the theological concept For the works of art with this title see Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Art and Roman Catholic Marian art. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1769 ( MDCCLXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Corsica (Corse Corsican and Italian: Corsica) is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia.
- August 15, 1947 India became an independent country. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country
- August 17, 1945 Indonesia became an independent country. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia.
- August 19, 1945 Vietnam's August Revolution succeeded. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially On August 19, 1945, the Việt Minh under Hồ Chí Minh began the August General Uprising Khởi Nghĩa which was soon renamed the August Revolution
- August 20, 1083 Hungary's Saint Stephen canonized, thus becoming the first of the canonized confessor kings. Events 636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Saint Stephen I ( Hungarian: I (Szent István) (967/969/975 Esztergom, Hungary – August 15, 1038, Esztergom-Szentkirály
- August 21, 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The third Friday of August was designated Statehood Day, a state holiday. Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This is a list of U
- August 21, 1983 Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., was assassinated as he was descending the tarmac of the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport). Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP The Senate of the Philippines ( Filipino: Senádo ng Pilipínas) is the upper chamber of the bicameral Legislature of the Philippines, the Benigno Servillano Aquino Jr ( November 27, 1932 – August 21 The Ninoy Aquino International Airport ( Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA (ˈnæijɑ is the Airport serving the His death is regarded as the catalyst of the EDSA Revolution of 1986
- August 25, 1825 Uruguay became independent from Brazil. The EDSA Revolution may refer to three events in Philippine history referring to popular political upheavals occurring in the EDSA highway People Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1825 ( MDCCCXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld
- August 31, 1957 Malaysia became an independent country. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and
Monthlong events in August
Weeklong events in August
- During August 13 to August 19, Philippines's schools and theaters celebrate the National Week of the Filipino Language (in Filipino, "Linggo ng Wika"). Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for several simultaneous arts and cultural Festivals which take place during August each year in Edinburgh, Immunization, or immunisation, is the process by which an individual's Immune system becomes fortified against an agent (known as the Psoriasis (səˈraɪəsɪs ( suh-RI-uh-sus) is a non-contagious disorder which affects the Skin and Joints It commonly causes red scaly Lists of holidays The words holiday or vacation have related meanings in different English-speaking countries and continents but will usually refer to one of The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Tagalog is one of the major languages used in the Philippines. Filipino is the national and an Official language of the Philippines as designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution.
- The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held the first full week in August each year. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American Motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota each first
Daily events in August
- The Philippines celebrates National Heroes Day in commemoration of the First Cry of the Philippine Revolution on August 23, 1896. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
- In common years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as August. In leap years, however, February does.
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