On Aug. 12, 1898, the peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed.
On August 22, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States chief executive to take a public automobile ride.
胡適日记全集, 第 1 卷 1906-1914
On Aug. 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality.
胡適日記全集 , 第 2 卷 1915-1920
On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect.
胡適日记全集, 第 3 卷 1921-22
胡適日記全集 4 : 1923-1927
On Aug. 2, 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office as President of the United States.
On Aug. 23, 1927, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.
胡適日記全集 5: 1928-1929
胡適日記全集, 第 6卷 1930-33
胡適日記全集 7: 1934-1939
On August 1, 1936, 100,000 saluted Adolf Hitler on his entrance at the opening of the Berlin Olympics.
胡適日記全集, 第 8 卷: 1940-1952
On Aug. 9, 1945, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, Japan, instantly killing an estimated 39,000 people. The explosion came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
On Aug. 14, 1945, President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
On Aug. 15, 1947, India and Pakistan became independent after some 200 years of British rule.
胡適日記全集 9 : 1953-1962
On Aug. 3, 1958, the nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
1961.7.31 胡適日記有剪報:"......東德人民投奔自由/ 繼續湧到西柏林/一日之間逾二千人/東德要求人民協助遏止"
On Aug. 13, 1961, Berlin was divided as East Germany sealed off the border between the city's eastern and western sectors in order to halt the flight of refugees.
On August 5, 1963, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, outer space and underwater.
On Aug. 21, 1959, President Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.
胡適 此年在台灣 日記到3.22 他8.1從夏威夷到舊金山
On Aug. 27, 1962, the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus the following December.
In 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
胡適日記全集, 第 10 卷 索引
On Aug. 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black to graduate from the University of Mississippi.