2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 85 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 55 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 45 years.
9th August 1919
Ralph Albert Blakelock, romanticist American painter known primarily for his landscape paintings related to the Tonalism movement, dies aged 71. 100 years.
10th August 1784
Allan Ramsay, prominent Scottish portrait painter, dies aged 70. 235 years.
13th August 1899
The British film director and producer, also known as the "Master of Suspense", was born. 120 Years.
21st August 1959
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Hawaii to the union as the 50th state. 60 years.
22nd August 1939
The Molotov-Ribbentrop is signed. The pact between Germany and Russia, reported as a non-aggression treaty but was actually an agreement to split Poland between them. 80 years.
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