This is a new feature with which to amaze and astound family and friends. Simply check out the entry corresponding with today's date and then casually drop the relevant information into your conversation. You will appear to be an antiquarian of the highest order and everyone will be very impressed. 1
We would like you to suggest suitable historical happenings or birthdays that we can feature in On This Day in History. So leave us a note with dates and happenings throughout the centuries for August.