30th July 1889 : Vladimiri Zworykin born electronics engineer / inventor , father of TV.
30th July 1928 : George Eastman demonstrates 1st color movie.
30th July 1932 : Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the 1st cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
30th July 1973 : Sonu Nigam, Indian singer and actor born.
31th July 1658 : Aurangzeb was proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
31th July 1865 : The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.
31th July 1880 : Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936) born.
31th July 1951 : Japan Airlines was established.
1st August 1498 : Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit Venezuela.
1st August 1932 : Meena Kumari, Indian Actress born.
1st August 1941 : The 1st Jeep was produced.
1st August 1996 : Michael Johnson breaks the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32 seconds at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
2nd August 1790 : The first US Census was conducted.
2nd August 1870 : Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.
3rd August 1934 : Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany.
3rd August 1957 : Mani Shankar, Indian Footballer. born.
3rd August 1958 : The Billboard Hot 100 was founded.
4th August 1906 : Central Railway Station Sydney opens.
4th August 1929 : Kishore kumar, indian singer and actor (d. 1987) born.
4th August 2007 : NASA's Phoenix spaceship launched.
5th August 1912 : Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.
5th August 1963 : The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
5th August 1975 : Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress born.
5th August 1987 : Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress born.
6th August 1890 : At Auburn Prison in New York murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
6th August 1923 : Henry Sullivan swimgs the English channel.
6th August 1964 : Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, cut down.
7th August 1807 : Robert Fullton invented the first successful steam boat.
7th August 1947 : The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
7th August 1955 : Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins on the U.S penny goes into circulation. It replace the "Sheaves of wheat" design and is still in use.
8th August 1810 : Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.
8th August 1949 : Bhutan becomes independent.
9th August 1173 : Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
9th August 1936 : Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in 1 Olympiad.
9th August 1965 : Singapore seceded from Malaysia & gained independence.
10th August 1894 : Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India born.
10th August 2003 : Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.
10th August 2003 : The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK-38.5C (101.3F) in Kent . It was the First time the UK has recorded a temperture over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
11th August 1804 : Francis II assumed the title of first Emperor of Austria.
11th August 1929 : Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
11th August 2003 : A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112F (44C), leaving about 144 people dead.
12th August 1833 : Chicago was founded.
12th August 1851 : Isaac Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine.
12th August 1981 : The IBM Personal Computer released.