Significant August Dates in A.A. History
Aug 1934       - Rowland H and Cebra G. persuaded court to parole Ebby T. to their custody.
                       RAA 151, AACOA VII, NW 20-21, 26, EBBY 52-59, NG 9-10, PIO 115,
                        AGAA 155-156)
Aug 1937       - Bill and Lois stopped attending Oxford Group meetings. (LR 197,
                       AACOA VII, 74-76)
Aug 1939       - Dr. Bob and Sister Ignatia (in charge of admissions) started working together
                       at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio. (AACOA VIII, SI 15-19, NG 79-80,
                       DBGO 187-188)
Aug 1946       -
Grapevine reports article “Therapy for Drunks With a Follow-up.” (Gv)
Aug 1947       - Grapevine reports on Indiana progress. New Groups column:
                      INDIANA - East Chicago; Broad Ripple Group, East Side Group,
                      Home Group, Hub Group, North Side Group, Speedway Group,
                      South Side Group, all Indianapolis. (Gv)
Aug 1981       - Distribution of Alcoholics Anonymous passes 3 million. (AACOA XI, NG 267)
Aug 1, 1943   - Washington Times-Herald (DC) reports on AA clubhouse,
                      to protect anonymity withholds address. (www)
Aug 8, 1879   - Dr. Bob born in St. Johnsbury, VT. (DBGO 9, 12, 14, CH 2, NG 29-30)
Aug 9, 1943   - LA groups announce 1000 members in 11 groups. (GSO-AC)
Aug 11, 1938 - Akron & NY members begin writing stories for Big Book. (GSO-AC, NG 74-75,
                       333, HIW 108-109)
Aug 14, 1949 – The American Weekly article,
“Help For Alcoholics”. (GSO-AC, Hoosiers)
Aug 15, 1890 - E M Jellinek is born, author of "The Disease Concept
                     of Alcoholism" and the "Jellinek Curve". (GB 171)
Aug 16, 1939 - Dr Bob and Sister Ignatia admit 1st alcoholic Thomas Hospital, Akron, Ohio.
                       AACOA viii, SI 15-19, NG 79-80 DBGO 187-188)
Aug 18, 1988 - 1st Canadian National AA Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (GSO-AC)
Aug 19, 1941 - 1st AA Meeting in Colorado is held in Denver. (GSO-AC)
Aug 25, 1943 - AA group donates Big Book to public library in Quincy, MA. (GSO-AC)
Aug 26, 1941 - Bill writes Dr Bob to tell him Works Publishing has been incorporated.
Aug 27, 1955 -
Saturday Review article: "The Big Book": Bible For Alcoholics (www)
Aug 28, 1954 - "24 Hours a Day" is published by Richmond W. (www)
Aug 28, 1989 -
Newsweek article: Very Personal Computing, Alcoholics log on. (www)
Source References

Information has been gleaned from the library noted below:
12&12            Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, AAWS
AABB              Alcoholics Anonymous, the "Big Book" AAWS
AACOA           AA Comes of Age, AAWS
ABSI               As Bill Sees It, AAWS
AGAA             The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Dick B (soft cover)
BW-RT           Bill W by Robert Thomsen (soft cover)
BW-FH           Bill W by Francis Hartigan (hard cover)
BW-40            Bill W My First 40 Years, autobiography (hard cover)
CH                  Children of the Healer, Bob Smith and Sue Smith Windows by Christine Brewer (soft cover)
DBGO            Dr Bob and the Good Old-timers, AAWS
EBBY              Ebby the Man Who Sponsored Bill W by Mel B (soft cover)
GB                 Getting Better Inside Alcoholics Anonymous by Nan Robertson (soft cover)
GTBT             Grateful to Have Been There by Nell Wing (soft cover)
GSC-FR         General Service Conference - Final Report (identified by year), AAWS
GSO               General Service Office - Presentations and Literature, service pieces, AAWS/GSO US/Canada
GSO-AC         General Service Office Archives Collection
Gv                  Grapevine - identified by month and year
HIW                How It Worked by Mitchell K (illustrated PDF file version)
HT                  Harry Tiebout - the Collected Writings, Hazelden Pittman Press (soft cover)
LOH               The Language of the Heart, AA Grapevine Inc
LR                  Lois Remembers, by Lois Wilson
MMM              Mrs Marty Mann, by Sally and David R Brown (hard cover)
MSBW            My Search for Bill W, by Mel B. (soft cover)
NG                  Not God, by Ernest Kurtz (expanded edition, soft cover)
NW                 New Wine, by Mel B (soft cover)
PIO                 Pass It On, AAWS
RAA               The Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Bill Pittman, nee AA the Way It Began (soft cover)
SI                    Sister Ignatia, by Mary C Darrah (soft cover)
SD                  Slaying the Dragon, by William L White (soft cover)
SM                  AA Service Manual and Twelve Concepts for World Service, AAWS
SW                 Silkworth - the Little Doctor Who Loved Drunks, by Dale Mitchell (hard cover)
WPR               Women Pioneers in 12 Step Recovery, by Charlotte Hunter, Billye Jones and Joan Ziegler (soft cover)
www                Internet Sources (e.g. Google, Microsoft Encarta, US National Archives & Records Admin. NARA, etc.)

Page numbers follow the source reference: e.g.:        PIO 111, 113 = Pass It On pages 111 and 113.

AA           Alcoholics Anonymous         GSB        General Service Board
AAWS     AA World Services Inc.         GSC        General Service Conference
AFG        Al-Anon Family Groups        MRA        Moral Re-Armament
BBS        Big Book Story                       OG        Oxford Group