Today in History
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 …

August Heat Wave of 2003 star
August 2003 saw a heat wave that killed thousands of people in southern Europe, as well as a power outage on the eastern seaboard that affected states from New Jersey to Michigan and parts of Canada.

Princess Diana Dies in a Car Crash star
Diana did not enjoy her life as a 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 on August 31, 1997.

Wacky August Holidays star
Ever wonder just what to celebrate on August 1st? What about August 14th? This article highlights some of the more...creative holidays, as well as some of the historic ones for the month of August.

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