August 8, 1809- A group of 70 Pharisaic students of the Vilna Gaon arrived in the Land of Israel. The group, led by HaRAv Yisroel of Shklov experienced many hardships.
August 10, 1920- The Turkish government renounced its sovereignty over the Land of Israel and recognized the British Mandate.
August 9, 1942- In the first mass deportation of Jews to the gas chambers, 10,000 Jews were sent from the ghetto of Borislav, Ukraine to Belsen.
August 9, 1942- 200 young Jews escaped from the Mir, Poland ghetto and fought the Nazis from a base in the forest.