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20 August

On this day in 2000, Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year.

19 August

On this day in 1919, Afghanistan gained independence from Britain. Every year Afghan Independence Day is celebrated in Afghanistan on 19 August to commemorate the Treaty of ...

18 August

On this day in 2008, Prachanda was sworn in as Prime Minister of Nepal. The Constituent Assembly elected Prachanda as Prime Minister of Nepal on 16 August ...

17 August

On this day in 2008, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, breaking the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Games. Phelps also ...

16 August

On this day in 1999, Vladimir V. Putin was confirmed as prime minister by the lower house of parliament in Russia.

In 1777, During ...

15 August

On 15th August, 1947, India became independent from Britain ending 200 years of British rule and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. Every year ...

14 August

This day in history is celebrated as the Independence Day in Pakistan. In 1947, Pakistan was made an independent country as a result of Pakistan Movement based ...

13 August

On this day in 2008, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his 11th career gold medal, becoming the first athlete in Olympic history to do so. He is ...

12 August

On this day in 1865, British surgeon Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery. He was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery, who ...

11 August

On this day in 1877, The two moons of Mars were discovered by Asaph Hall, an American astronomer. He named them Phobos and Deimos.

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10 August

On this day in 1947, William Odom completed an around-the-world flight. He set the solo record by completing the flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes.
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9 August

On 9th August, 1942, Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested in Britain to suppress Quit India Movement led by him to free India from British rule. He was ...

8 August

On August 8, 1942, the Quit India Resolution was passed at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). The Quit India Movement or the ...

7 August

This day in history marks the 71st death anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore. He was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. ...

6 August

On this day in 1945, The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during the second World War.

In 1806, The Holy Roman ...

5 August

On this day in 1998, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein began not cooperating with U.N. weapons inspectors.

In 1923 - Henry Sullivan became the first ...

4 August

On this day in 1922, The death of Alexander Graham Bell, two days earlier, was recognized by AT&T and the Bell Systems by shutting down all of ...

3 August

On this day in 2004, NASA launched the spacecraft Messenger. MESSENGER is a robotic NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mercury, the first spacecraft ever to do so. ...

2 August

On this day in 1990, The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 - 28 February 1991) broke out when Iraq invaded Kuwait. It was a war waged ...

1 August

On this day in 1774, Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestly.

In 1834, Slavery was outlawed ...