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The last month of summer in the northern hemisphere, August is hot and hushed and restless. Take a look at some events that occurred during these weeks.

August 31 in History star
What happened in the past on August 31? Too many things to list, but among them a queen was born and a princess died …

F. August 6 Events and Birthdays star
Lucille Ball was born Today in History...

G. August 7 Events and Birthdays star
Charlize Theron was born Today in History...

I Have a Dream... (August 28, 1963) star
Frederick Douglass began life as a slave. Through "forbidden" education, he was able to speak out for the abolition of slavery, giving Martin Luther King, Jr. the ability to have a dream, almost a century later. Now, less than 50 years after King´s historic speech, Barack Obama will live the drea

I. August 8 Events and Birthdays star
Dustin Hoffman was born Today in History...

J. August 9 Events and Birthdays star
Jerry Garcia died Today in History...

K. August 10 Events and Birthdays star
Herbert Hoover was born Today in History...

M. August 12 Events and Birthdays star
Cecil B. DeMille was born Today in History...

Marlee Matlin born August 24 star
Marlee Matlin is a special type of her for the great accomplishments she has made in the hearing and non hearing worlds. She is successful actress and strong advocate for hearing impaired.

Martha Stewart Born August 3, 1941 star
Martha Stewart is best known as the homemaking diva that took became famous for napkin folding and unique decorating. But it was her financial life that rocked her world when she was arrested for financial obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

O. August 14 Events and Birthdays star
Doc Holliday was born Today in History...

Phelps wins 8 Olympic Gold star
Michael Phelps swims to win his eighth Olympic gold on August 17, 2008 in Beijing. He broke many national, world and personal best records, and will go down in history for his outstanding performance.

Princess Diana Dies August 31 1997 star
Princess Diana did not enjoy her life as Princess, but the public enjoyed everything about her. The paparazzi could not leave her alone, and they followed her to her death. Read about her sad collision with death here.

Q. August 16 Events and Birthdays star
Elvis Presley died Today in History...

R. August 17 Events and Birthdays star
Davy Crockett was born Today in History...

S. August 18 Events and Birthdays star
Robert Redford was born Today in History...

T. August 19 Events and Birthdays star
Orville Wright was born Today in History...

The Great Train Robbery (August 8, 1963) star
One of the most romanticized robberies in Great Britain occurred on August 8, 1963. Fifteen men successfully robbed a train that traveled between Glasgow, Scotland and London England. They almost got away with it. Sort of...

U. August 20 Events and Birthdays star
President Benjamin Harrison was born Today in History...

W. August 22 Events and Birthdays star
Ray Bradbury was born Today in History...

X. August 23 Events and Birthdays star
Gene Kelly was born Today in History...

Y. August 24 Events and Birthdays star
Mt. Vesuvius, Mozart, Darwin, Jane Eyre, potato chips, Panama Canal, NATO, Pete Rose, and lightning hits a baseball pitcher!

Z. August 25 Events and Birthdays star
Sean Connery was born Today in History...

Zb. August 27 Events and Birthdays star
Mother Teresa was born Today in History...

Zc. August 28 Events and Birthdays star
Emmett Till died Today in History...

Ze. August 30 Events and Birthdays star
Mary Shelly was born Today in History...

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