The most intense hurricane to ever make landfall struck the United States.
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered by a joint American-French expedition led by oceanographer Robert Ballard.
The world’s first radio news program was broadcast on the station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.
On the 30th August 1918, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – better known as Lenin – was the victim of a failed assassination plot.
Ishi, believed to be the last surviving member of the indigenous Yahi tribe, emerged from the wilderness in California.
On the 28th August 1963, American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
On the 27th August 1928, Germany, France and the United States signed the General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy – otherwise known as the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
The world’s first large-scale, alternating current power plant began producing electricity at Niagara Falls.
Forty-four years after the establishment of Yellowstone, the service was created when President Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act on 25 August, 1916.
The 24th August AD 79 is traditionally believed to have been the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that wiped out numerous Roman settlements including Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The Salad Bowl Strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, began in California’s Salinas Valley.
On the 22nd August 1485, King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth and the forces of Henry Tudor brought the Plantagenet dynasty to an end.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre on the 21st August 1911.
A local newspaper reported that the league was established to ‘raise the standard of professional football in every way possible, to eliminate bidding for players between rival clubs and to secure cooperation in the formation…