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  1. On August 14 1945, more than 1,000 Japanese officers raided the Imperial palace to destroy the recording of the Emperor's speech of surrender. Confused by the layout of the palace, the rebels never found the recording. It was later smuggled outside in basket of women's underwear for broadcast.

  2. On August 1, 1946, in Athens, Tennessee, battle-hardened WWII veterans won a shootout with highly corrupt police deputies who were manipulating ballots and illegally holding ex-GIs in the county jail.

  3. MTV officially started broadcasting 38 years ago on August 1, 1981 and the first music video played was "Video Killed the Radio Star"

  4. On 18 August 1913, in Monte Carlo Casino, 26 roulette spins in a row landed on black. The odds of such an occurrence are 1 in 66.6 million. Many gamblers lost millions of francs as they continually (and incorrectly) reasoned that red was due to come up next.

  5. The current Guinness world record for the loudest burp is 109.9 dB, set by Paul Hunn in August 2009. This is louder than a jackhammer at a distance of 1 m.

  6. The U.S. Congress passed a tax on long distance phone calls to pay for the Spanish-American War (1898). The war ended 4 months later, but the tax remained in place for over 100 years. On August 1, 2006, the IRS announced it would no longer collect the tax.

  7. There was a traffic jam in China that started on August 13th 2010; it lasted two weeks, jammed traffic for over 100km and allowed drivers to move roughly 1km a day. It inspired people to sell noodles in the jam for 3x the normal price and bottled water for ¥15, it normally sold for ¥1.

  8. The most recognizable machine gun of The First World War, the Vickers Machine Gun, had such outstanding reliability that during action in August 1916 a British Machine Gun Corp fired 10 guns continuously for 12 hours. Using 100 barrels they fired 1 million rounds without a single failure.

  9. After notable losses on the Western Front, Hindenburg was promoted to Supreme Commander in August 1916.

  10. On August 1, 2006 she was appointed Senator for Life of the Italian Senate.

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Julius Caesar reformed the traditional Roman calendar, decided January 1 would be the start of the new year, and named the month of July after himself. The month of August was named after his successor, Augustus.

As of August 2017 only 1,641 of 2,996 (54.8%) of those who died on 9/11 have been identified and accounted for.

Britain's Slavery Abolition Act signed into law on 1 August 1833. To avoid conflict and ensure the Act passed, slave owners were compensated to a total of £20m (~£70b in todays money), about 40% of the government's yearly expenditure.

On the night of 29 August 1942, prison guards in Jasenovac concentration camp made bets among themselves as to who could slaughter the largest number of inmates. One of the guards, Petar Brzica, boasted that he had cut the throats of about 1,360 people that night.

The first music video to air on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" at 12:01 AM on 1 August 1981.

On August 7th 1974 a French wire walker snuck into The World Trade Center in New York City and walked back and forth between The Twin Towers on a steel tightrope, 1,312 feet above the streets. Upon his release from jail he discovered he had a groupie.

Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

Monster Mash By Bobby Pickett was released in August 1962. It was the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27, 1962, because of this it became a seasonal song during the Halloween.

A pocket of magma lies beneath Lake Nyos and leaks CO2 into the water, changing it into carbonic acid. On August 21, 1986, possibly as the result of a landslide, Lake Nyos suddenly emitted a large cloud of CO2, which suffocated 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in nearby towns and villages.

China's first Good Samaritan law was introduced in Shenzhen on August 1, 2013. The law was prompted by a series of dramatic cases that gave rise to a nationwide discussion about the erosion of fundamental decency.

People in Warsaw, Poland all stop for 1 minute on August 1st to commemorate the losses of the Warsaw Uprising.

Hungary suffered the worst hyperinflation in recorded history. When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, the total value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation amounted to 1/1,000 of one US dollar. The exchange rate from pengo to florint was 4×10^29 pengő for 1 florint.

On August 1, 1911, she took her pilot's test and became the first woman in the US to earn a pilot's license.

On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower at the University of Austin Texas and gunned down 49 people, killing 16. In an autopsy requested by the perpetrator in his suicide note, a small brain tumor was discovered which may have contributed to his actions.

The devastating Fort McMurray, Canada fires in 2016 were only extinguished in August 2017 after 1 year & 3 months

Maria Mitchell the first female professional astronomer (born 1 August 1818) who discovered a comet & was awarded a medal by the King of Denmark. The inscription read: "Not in vain do we watch the setting and rising of the stars".

On 28 August 2014, 1,187 earthquakes were recorded in Iceland - almost one a minute.

On August 21, 1986 Lake Nyos suffocated more 1,700 people after a sudden release of carbon dioxide.

The Mayor of Long Beach, California dedicated the week of August 1–6, as the "Warren G Week," because he donated time to the community.

GPS dates use a 10-bit field week number starting from January 6, 1980, accommodating 1,024 weeks (~19.6 years). It rolled over on August 21, 1999. Modernized GPS navigation messages use a 13-bit field, accommodating 8,192 weeks (157 years), thus lasting until 2137.

The Battle of Jonesboro, fought on August 31 and September 1, was the last major battle of the campaign. The Union forces won the battle but were also able to draw the Confederate forces away from Atlanta, allowing them to capture the city.

I learned about Africa USA - a free roaming wildlife tourist attraction in Boca Raton that was chosen over Disneyland to be on the cover of August 1 1960 issue of LIFE Magazine

On the night of the 29th August 1942 guards at Jasenovac concentration camp took part in a 'competition' and Petar Brzica allegedly 'won' slaughtering over 1,360 people in one night. Brzica's fellow Ustaše took part in the competition

The 2007 Yazidi communities bombings. On August 14, 2007, four co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks occurred in the Yazidi towns of Kahtaniya and Jazeera in Iraq, killing 500 and wounding 1,500.

The San Benedicto Rock Wren became extinct around 9 AM on August 1 1952. The extinction was recorded with such precision because observers were offshore, documenting how the island was being blasted with ejecta from a volcanic eruption.