August 21, 1321- The Jews of Chinon, France were accused of poisoning the wells (to cause an epidemic in the Christian community). 160 Jews were burned at the stake on a nearby island, which was then called Ile des Juifs (island of the Jews).
August 23, 1447- The Jews of Poland and Lithuania were granted a Charter of Rights.
August 29, 1555- Pope Julius III ordered the confiscation and burning of all copies of the Talmud because it contained "anti Christian statements."
August 29, 1555- First printing of the Shulchan Aruch, (Code of Jewish Law), authored by Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488-1575) was completed in the Holy Land near Tzfat.
1796- The Jews of Balogna, Italy were granted equal rights.