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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2016: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2016?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban claims responsibility for a truck bombing in a military complex in Kabul. (Reuters)
  • 02 Aug 2016 Syrian Civil War: A Syria Civil Defence volunteer search and rescue team says 33 people, mostly women and children, were affected by toxic gas dropped from a helicopter on Saraqeb in rebel-held Idlib Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 03 Aug 2016 The European Banking Authority supports retaining a 3% leverage ratio for most banks within the European Union. (Reuters)
  • 04 Aug 2016 Syrian Civil War: At least 40 government air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo city and nearby towns, including on a camp for displaced people in Atareb, south-west of Aleppo, killing at least two people. (The National)Jan Egeland, an adviser to the UN’s special envoy to Syria, says that there were 44 attacks on hospitals, clinics and health posts around Syria in July alone. (The National)
  • 05 Aug 2016 2016 Assam attacks: Gunmen open fire in a market in Assam, India, killing 13 people and injuring 18. (India Today)
  • 06 Aug 2016 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that 10 people have been killed in an air strike on a hospital in the town of Milis in Syria's Idlib province. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 07 Aug 2016 2016 stabbing of Charleroi police officers: ISIL claims responsibility for the machete attack in Belgium. (Reuters)
  • 08 Aug 2016 2016 Ethiopian protests: More than fifty protesters are killed by Ethiopian security forces over the last few days. The government restricted internet and journalist access to the country. (Al Jazeera)
  • 09 Aug 2016 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel charges a UN administrative manager of being a Hamas-linked operative from Gaza. (The Associated Press via The New York Times)
  • 10 Aug 2016 Ukrainian crisis: Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has thwarted two armed Ukrainian incursions into Crimea with at least two killed, including one FSB officer, following a "massive fire fight" with "sabotage-terrorist" groups. Ukraine denies the Russian claims. (Reuters) (The Guardian)
  • 11 Aug 2016 August 2016 Thailand bombings: Two bombs hidden in plant pots explode killing at least one person and injuring 10 others, including foreign tourists, in Hua Hin District, Thailand. (BBC)
  • 12 Aug 2016 August 2016 Thailand bombings: A series of coordinated bombings across Thailand, mostly at sites popular with tourists, leaves at least four people dead and dozens wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. (The New York Times)
  • 13 Aug 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): At least 10 children are killed and 28 injured in an air attack on a school in northern Yemen. The Houthi group claims that the Saudi Arabia led coalition is responsible. (Reuters via ABC News)
  • 14 Aug 2016 Yemeni Civil War: About 40 suspected Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are killed as Yemeni forces, aided by Saudi-led airstrikes, fight their way into Zinjibar and Jaʿār in eastern Yemen. (Reuters) (Daily Mail)
  • 15 Aug 2016 Yemeni Civil War: An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition which hit a hospital in northern Yemen run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) kills at least 11 people. (BBC)
  • 16 Aug 2016 The Russian Air Force uses an Iranian airbase near Hamadan to launch airstrikes in Syria. (BBC)
  • 17 Aug 2016 Federal Security Service (FSB) officers kill at least four suspected North Caucasus Islamic militants during a counter-terrorism raid on an apartment building in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 18 Aug 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present): Three bombings targeting police and military kill at least 12 people and wound 219 in southeast Turkey. (BBC)
  • 19 Aug 2016 Syrian civil war: Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fire cruise missiles at sites near Aleppo. The Russian Defense Ministry claims the strikes targeted the Islamist militant group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. (Pravda) (Reuters)
  • 20 Aug 2016 Gaziantep bombing: A suicide bomber targets a Kurdish wedding celebration in the Turkish city of Gaziantep killing at least 22 people and wounding 94. (Reuters), (Reuters via New York Times)
  • 21 Aug 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): An al-Shabaab suicide car bomb kills at least 20 people in the town of Galkayo in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region. (Reuters)
  • 22 Aug 2016 2016 Pacific typhoon season: Typhoon Mindulle is forecast to make landfall near the Japanese capital Tokyo with flights and train services being cancelled. It arrives one day after Typhoon Kompasu. (Bloomberg), (CNN)
  • 23 Aug 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: In a raid on Boko Haram Islamists' northeast heartland, Nigeria’s air force kills senior militants and possibly fatally wounds their leader, Abubakar Shekau. (Reuters)
  • 24 Aug 2016 Syrian civil war: The Turkish Armed Forces and US-backed Syrian rebels launch an initially successful campaign to capture the town of Jarabulus from ISIL. The Turkish Land Forces are also shelling YPG positions to prevent them from capturing areas that ISIL will retreat from. (AP via NBC News) (AP) (ABC News)
  • 25 Aug 2016 Philippine Drug War: The death toll in Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs reaches 1,900 people killed. (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Aug 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (1978–present): Eight Turkish police officers are killed and 40 are injured in a bombing at a police checkpoint in the town of Cizre, with the PKK believed to be responsible. (CNN)
  • 27 Aug 2016 Paraguayan People's Army insurgency: At least eight Paraguayan Army soldiers are killed in an ambush by suspected Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) insurgents, near the village of Arroyito, in northern Paraguay. (BBC)
  • 28 Aug 2016 Moro conflict: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants break free supporters from a Marawi jail in the Philippines. (BBC)
  • 29 Aug 2016 Moro conflict: At least 12 Philippine Army soldiers die in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf. (BBC)
  • 30 Aug 2016 Sinjar massacre: Thousands of Yazidi are believed to be buried in 72 newly-discovered mass graves left by ISIL after the 2014 massacre. (The Daily Mail)
  • 31 Aug 2016 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is to be canonized into sainthood after "proof" of two miracles. (NPR)
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Cheap Thrills
  2. - One Dance
  3. - Cold Water
  4. - This Is What You Came For
  5. - Can't Stop The Feeling!

Movies

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The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

The Help

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Country: United States of America

Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Notorious

Notorious

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Country: United States of America

Books

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Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

Damaged

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“Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.” –Harlan CobenTen-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us

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Instant New York Times Bestseller The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan

Dark Carousel

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In this intoxicating Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman falls prey to the seductive allure of the past—and a vampire warrior’s intoxicating embrace… The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s …

Insidious by Catherine Coulter

Insidious

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In this thrilling entry in #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter’s FBI series, FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon.

Bullseye by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

Bullseye

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Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly standoff, Detective Michael Bennett must kill...or be killed. Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins …