Sunrise: 5:59 A.M., Sunset: 7:33 P.M. For Boston, MA [CHANGE]
If the first week in August is unusually warm, the winter will be white and long.
Dog Days End
The dog days (the hottest and most unhealthy days of the year) end today. This period is traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.
August 16, 1777
Bennington Battle Day (Vt.)
In 1777 British general John Burgoyne sent 700 men to Bennington, Vermont, where 2,600 colonial troops were guarding a storehouse containing war supplies. American general John Stark met the British; killed their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum; and killed or imprisoned nearly all the British soldiers. The Bennington battle led to the British surrender at Saratoga, New York, in October.
August 17, 1939
The Wizard of Oz made its east coast premiere in NYC. It was the first film to use a combination of both black and white and color film.
August 20, 1978
Jellyfish invaded the beaches of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Long Island.
August 25, 1905
President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to descend in a submarine.