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September 5th, 1698:
In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
August 29th, 1966:
The Beatles perform their last concert for paying fans.
August 26th, 1970:
Over 20,000 women gather in the nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
August 22nd, 564:
Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
August 21st, 1911:
The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
August 20th, 1938:
Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam -a record that still stands.
August 19th, 1934:
The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held.