• On Aug. 20, 1858, Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.


• On Aug. 20, 1858, Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.

• On Aug. 21, 1969, an Australian, Michael Dennis Rohan attempts to burn down the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

• On Aug. 24, 1456, the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.