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August 8, 1948 U.S. grants Puerto Rico the right to elect own Governor.
August 8, 1505 Ponce de León founds Caparra, Puerto Rico.
August 8, 1898 Spanish American War ends.
August 12, 1508 Ponce de León begins colonization of Puerto Rico.
August 13, 1889 b. Lidio Cruz Monclova, lawyer, educator, and historian is born. His works include La Gran Historia de Puerto Rico.
August 15, 1934 b. Roberto Clemente, Major League baseball player, and humanitarian is born in Carolina. He died in 1972 while attempting to aid victims of a disaster.
August 21, 1929 b. Herman Badillo, Caguas born
Bronx politician. Became the first native born Boricua to serve in Congress, 1971-77
August 25, 1978 Los Macheteros announce their existance.
August 26 b. Mercedes Negrón Muñoz (seudonim Clara Lair) poet was born to a family of poets and writers. Niece of Luis Muños Rivera and José A. Negrón. Her poetry won awards from the Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña.
August 31, 1936 Sixto Escobar wins World Bantamweight Boxing Championship.

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