This month in history
The following events took place during the month of August:
Missouri is admitted as the 24th state.
The United States administration of Grover Cleveland recognizes the Republic of Hawaii.
Gertrude Ederle of the United States becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel.
American sprinter Jesse Owens wins gold at the Olympic Games in Berlin.
The United States drops A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.