August in History
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August in History

Diary of an Eternal Pessimist
Adam Węgłowski
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August in history according to an eternal pessimist.

1st August 1989

Meat ration cards were taken off the market in Poland. Now the only things missing were sausages in the shops and money in the wallets.

2nd August 338 BCE

Macedonian king Phillip II beat the armies of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea. The victory helped him take over Greece, but Phillip did not enjoy his newfound hegemony for long. Just two years later, he would be undone, just as he was getting ready for war with Persia. And just to think he could have lived happily ever after in Macedonia…

3rd August 1598

King Sigismund III Vasa set sail from Oliwa at the head of 85 ships to reclaim his heritage and the throne of Sweden. He thought it would be an easy task, but it all ended in a bloodbath. Wars between Poland and Sweden continued for several generations, ultimately ruining the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

4th August 2015

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