- 7 August, 1779 Louis de Freycinet is born in France. Freycinet was the first explorer to create a complete and nearly accurate map of the coasts of Australasia.
- 16 August, 1888 Tomos Edwardd Llawrent, better known as Llawrent di Arabia is born near Sewnt, province of Gwenedd, Kemr.
- 19 August, 1946 General Moderator William Josiah Clinton is born in L' Ysperitat, Louisianne
- August 13, 1792 – King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
- August 5, 1960 - Upper Nigervolta becomes independent from CSDS.
- August 17, 1960 - Gabon becomes independent from France.
- August 2, 1990 - Kuwayt is invaded by Iraaq. The Gulf War begins.