August 1909 5-26 Flood and rain ruined 15 tons of raisins.

August 5, 1963, the Soviet Union and the United States signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), which prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water, and in space. Underground testing begins in Nevada.

August 1973 Gasoline hard to get; tourism on decline in Mesquite; Amtrak never had  it so good.