708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708)
1612 – Battle of Surat, India: fleet beats Portuguese
1640 – English King Charles I signs a peace treaty with Scotland
1758 – New jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
1825 – Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
1833 – Britain’s 1st Factory Act becomes law “to regulate the Labour of children and young persons in the mills and factories of the United Kingdom”
1862 – Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in manassas, Virginia begins, confederate victory (US Civil War)
1898 – The Goodyear tire company founded.
1947 – B.R. Ambedkar is appointed chairman of the drafting for the Indian constitution
1954 – San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens.
1986 – Moroccan King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
1990 – Saddam Hussein declares America can’t beat Iraq
2017 – US president Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas
2017 – Monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports
1831 – Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
1838 – Jacob Wilhelm Grimm announces their intention to publish a German Dictionary, eventually completed in 1961 after 123 years.
1864 – William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae
1885 – Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for motorcycle
1909 – World’s 1st air race held in Rheims France Glenn Curtis (USA) wins
1929 – German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round – the – world flight
1929 – Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight
1953 – USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb
1985 – Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
1844 – 1st White – Indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
1882 – Australia beat England by 7 runs – “Death of English cricket”
1960 – Italy wins cycling team pursuit and santé Gaiardoni takes the sprint gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Italy wins all 4 track events and road team time trial to thoroughly dominate sport.
1981 – 28th Walker cup : US wins 15-9
2004 – 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece
2009 – Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for real Madrid, scoring a penalty in their 3-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna