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1st August 1714 (301 années)
Richard Wilson, the Welsh artist considered by many to be the father of British landscape painting, is born. 300 years.
1st August 1833 (182 années)
Abolishment of slavery in most of the British Empire. 180 years.
1st August 1833 (182 années)
The Slavery Abolition Act was passed by the British Parliament. 190 years.
1st August 1840 (175 années)
Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated. 175 years.
1st August 1870 (145 années)
Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway opened in London. 150 years.
1st August 1987 (28 années)
Pola Negri, Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her femme fatale roles, died. 30 years
2nd August 1788 (227 années)
Thomas Gainsborough, an English portrait and landscape painter, dies. 225 years
2nd August 1923 (92 années)
Warren G. Harding dies. 90 years.
2nd August 1923 (92 années)
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 100 years.
2nd August 1923 (92 années)
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 95 years.
2nd August 1934 (81 années)
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, dies. 80 years.
2nd August 1934 (81 années)
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 85 years.
2nd August 1934 (81 années)
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 90 years.
2nd August 1964 (51 années)
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 50 years.
2nd August 1964 (51 années)
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 55 years.
2nd August 1964 (51 années)
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 60 years.
3rd August 1962 (53 années)
Australia entered the Vietnam War. 55 years
4th August 1265 (750 années)
Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham - the army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies. 750 years.
5th August 1930 (85 années)
Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, is born. 85 years.
5th August 1963 (52 années)
The United States, United Kingdom and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban.
6th August 1889 (126 années)
The opening of the Savoy Hotel in London. 125 years.
6th August 1889 (126 années)
The opening of the Savoy Hotel in London. 130 years.
6th August 1945 (70 années)
The first atomic bomb is dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 70 years.
6th August 1945 (70 années)
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. 75 years.
7th August 1867 (148 années)
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born. 150 years.
7th August 1942 (73 années)
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, began. 75 years
8th-11th August 1918 (97 années)
The Battle of Amiens: the opening phase of the Allied offensive known as the Hundred Days Offensive that led to the end of the WWI. 100 years.
8th August 1963 (52 années)
Great Train Robbery: £2.6 million robbed from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. 55 years.
9th August 1919 (96 années)
Ralph Albert Blakelock, romanticist American painter known primarily for his landscape paintings related to the Tonalism movement, dies aged 71. 100 years.
9th August 1930 (85 années)
Betty Boop is making her debut in a cartoon. 90 years.

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