United States Historical Events in August

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. This is a compilation of significant events for the month of August including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in August

Day Year Event
1 1790 Completion of the first Census showing four million people lived in the United States.
1 1876 Colorado became the 38th State to be admitted to the Union.
2 1923 Death: Warren Harding, the 29th US president, died in San Francisco, California at age 57.
4 1961 Birthday: Barack Obama, the 44th US president, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
10 1821 Missouri became the 24th State to be admitted to the Union.
10 1874 Birthday: Herbert Hoover, the 31st US president, was born in West Branch, Iowa.
19 1946 Birthday: William “Bill” Clinton, the 42nd US president, was born in Arkansas, United States.
20 1833 Birthday: Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd US president, was born in North Bend, Ohio.
21 1959 Hawaii became the 50th State to be admitted to the Union.
27 1908 Birthday: Lyndon Johnson, the 36th US president, was born in Stonewall, Texas.

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US Historical Events in August
US Historical Events in August

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