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Events in History in August 1995

  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family

BattleBattle of Interest

Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia, the Croatian army attacks territory under the Republic of Serbian Krajina in the largest land battle since WWII

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • Aug 5 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.

JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Aug 6 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
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  • Aug 8 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • Aug 9 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • Aug 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • Aug 14 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
  • Aug 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 18 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • Aug 19 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • Aug 20 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
  • Aug 21 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers
  • Aug 23 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
  • Aug 24 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Aug 24 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • Aug 25 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • Aug 26 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
  • Aug 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • Aug 28 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • Aug 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Aug 30 Cable News Network joins the internet
  • Aug 30 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record