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  1. The longest lived domestic cat was named Creme Puff. She lived from August 3, 1967 to August 6, 2005, a span of 38 years and 3 days. This is well over double the normal life span for domestic cats, which is typically around 12-14 years for males and 13-15 years for females.

  2. On 23 August 1989, around 2 million people joined hands in a human chain that stretched 600 kilometres across the 3 Baltic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. They did this to protest their countries forced inclusion in the Soviet Union.

  3. When The Beatles first met Elvis Presley for the first (and only) time in August 1965, they were so starstruck that Elvis said that he would go to bed unless one of the band members spoke to him. The Beatles ended up spending between 2 and 3 hours with him.

  4. On August 16, 1996, at Brookfield Zoo, a 3 year-old boy fell into a Gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Binti Jua, a female Gorilla, guarded the young boy from the other gorillas, cradled him in her arms and carried him 60 feet to an entrance where zookeepers could retrieve him.

  5. On August 16, 1996, at Brookfield Zoo, a 3 year-old boy fell into a Gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Binti Jua, a female Gorilla, guarded the young boy from the other gorillas, cradled him in her arms and carried him 60 feet to an entrance where zookeepers could retrieve him.

  6. Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President William Clinton in 1993 and confirmed by the Senate 96 to 3 on August 3, 1993.

  7. Caper blooms from May to August. Bush starts to produce flowers 3 years after planting. Flowers emit sweet aroma which attracts insects responsible for the pollination.

  8. Female lays 3 to 24 eggs in the sandy burrows from June to August. Pine snakes often lay eggs in communal burrows (couple of females lay eggs at the same burrow).

  9. In 2009 the Timor Sea was the location of Australia's worst oil spill. The spill lasted from August 21 to November 3, and each day it is estimated that the equivalent of 400 barrels oil were leaked.

  10. An American cat named Creme Puff (August 3, 1967 – August 6, 2005) was the oldest cat ever recorded. She died aged 38 years and 3 days (or 168 cat years). The owner, Jake Perry of Austin, Texas also had another cat (Granpa) who lived past age 34.

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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.

The 1914 Tour de France. The day the Tour began, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo, marking the start of World War I. On 3 August Germany invaded Belgium and declared war on France, making this Tour the last for five years, until 1919.

A "bear fell or jumped" on a moving Humboldt County patrol car on 3 August 2019 in California, USA. Bear "smashed the hood and windshield." The "car hit an embankment, rolled onto its side and burst into flames." The driver survived, fire "was contained," "car was gutted." Bear "fled the scene."

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

An Englishman sent the first known letter from North America. The letter was sent by John Rut to King Henry VIII from St. John's, Newfoundland on 3 August 1527.

On 11 August 1784, a prostitute looking like Marie-Antoinette meets the Cardinal of Rohan in Versailles. At this moment begun the REAL Affair of the Diamonds Necklace, which lead to the French Revolution, and to the 3 Musketeers novel.

The Great Daylight Fireball was an Earth-grazing fireball that passed within 57 kilometres (35 mi; 187,000 ft) of Earth's surface on August 10, 1972. One observer was able to record it on this film. Its appearance and trajectory showed the object was about 3–14 m (10–45 ft) in diameter.

In the town of Oakville, Washington on August 7, 1994, it rained gelatinous globules. These globules contained human white blood cells and made almost everyone ill with flu like symptoms that lasted anywhere between 7 weeks and 3 months, and killed a lot of pets in the area.

Tony Gwynn got his 2,000th & 3,000th hit on the same day, August 6th, 6 years apart

Bernie Tiede, convicted murderer serving a life sentence since August 1997, was released in May 2014 (3 years after the film "Bernie" was released) and currently lives in director Richard Lanklater's garage apartment as a condition of his release.

Hungary experienced the worst hyperinflation after WWII. What cost one Hungarian pengo in August 1945, cost 3,800 trillions of trillions less than a year later.

Tusko" the name of a male Indian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo. On August 3, 1962,[4] researchers from the University of Oklahoma injected 297 mg of LSD to him, which is over 1,000 times the dose typical of human recreational use.

In less than 1 year, Chris Pratt starred in 3 films ranking in the Top 5 for Opening Weekends in February, June, August, Winter, Labor Day Holiday weekend, President's Day Holiday weekend (Lego Movie & Guardians of the Galaxy) & now the Number 1 Opening Weekend of All Time (Jurassic World).

TID the primary target of the atomic bombing of August 9 was Kokura, but the crew of the plane couldn't get a visual drop, so after 3 runs over the city they decided to go to their secondary target, Nagasaki

The Al Shaitat tribe in Syria, which has fought against ISIS since July 2014. In August 2014, some 700 members of Al Shaitat were beheaded, shot and crucified by ISIS over the course of 3 days, making it the deadliest single atrocity ISIS committed in Syria

About the 1914 Tour de France. The day the Tour began, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo, marking the start of World War I. On 3 August Germany invaded Belgium and declared war on France, making this Tour the last for five years, until 1919.

Prince’s hit Purple Rain is actually a live recording from a concert they performed on August 3, 1983 at First Avenue Nightclub in Minneapolis.

In August 2017 police in Uzbekistan arrested 3,706 people for "taking aimless strolls" at night.

The August 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano "generated a pressure wave that . . . traveled 3-1/2 [3.5, three and one half] times around the world." "It produced the loudest sound ever recorded." "And it produced one of the most destructive and deadliest non-seismic tsunamis."

Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony was written in December 1941 when Germans were just miles away from Moscow. It was performed by a starving orchestra in August 1942 during the Leningrad Siege, 3 of them died.

Between 1950 and August of last year the Catholic Church has paid out $3,994,797,060.10 [Yes Billion] in settlements for Sexual Assault Victims...

The release date for Seth Rogan new film Sausages was changed from June 3, 2016 to August 12, 2016 to avoid competition with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016).

Mass shootings in the US are more likely to occur on the weekend, in July and August, that there are 2 days between each event on average and there have been over 1,000 incidents in the last 3 years alone.

December 16 is Bangladesh Victory Day, honoring political independence from Pakistan in 1971, which was responsible for killing 3 Million Bangladesh people and creating 10 million refugees. George Harrison’s 1st-of-its-kind New York UNICEF benefit concert with Pop stars was held August 1 1971.