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August 2005

WorldSudan Leader Killed in Crash (Aug. 1): Government confirms that John Garang, leader of the opposition Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) who was recently named vice president, had been…

August 2000

2Robert Downey Jr. is released from California state prison and immediately checks himself into a residential drug rehabilitation center.4Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria announce that they're separ…

August 2006

WorldIsrael Intensifies Ground Offensive in Lebanon (Aug. 1): More than 7,000 additional troops enter southern Lebanon. U.S. General Gives Grim Report on Iraq (Aug. 3): Gen. John Abizaid, the …

Light

Life. Othello says, “Put out the light and then put out the light.” In May, 1886, Abraham Harper, a market-gardener, of Oxford, hit his wife in the face, and threatened to &#82…

August

The highest temperature ever recorded for the month of August occurred on August 12, 1933, at Greenland Ranch, Calif. (elevation –178 ft), where the temperature reached 127°F. The l…

August

AugustFor terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.DayPhenomenonHour4The Moon is at apogee.22005NEW MOON03006Mercury is in inferior conjunction.00008Venus is 1° 2' south of the Moon. …

August

The sixth month (beginning from March) was once called sextilis, but was changed to Augustus in compliment to Augustus Cæsar of Rome, whose “lucky month” it was, in which o…

August

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.DayPhenomenonHour1Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.01002…

August

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms. Day Phenomenon Hour 1 Mercur…

Lights! Camera! Learning!

The best school movies ever made by Beth Rowen Sir Laurence Olivier's classic Hamlet With school bells set to ring in only a matter of days, it's time for students to shift into…