Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy August

  1. The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx.
  2. The zodiac signs for August are Leo (July 23 - August 22) and Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
  3. The birth flowers for August are the gladiolus and the poppy.
  4. On August 1, 1876, Colorado, also known as the Centennial State, became the 38th state of the United States.
  5. On August 2, 1909, the Lincoln penny was issued.
  6. On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage across the Atlantic.
  7. During the Civil War on August 5, 1864, the Battle of Mobile Bay was won by the Union forces.
  8. August 3, 1973,  Peter James Stockwell was born.
  9. On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle successfully swam the English Channel.
  10. On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was used in warfare on Hiroshima, Japan.
  11. On August 7, 1942, the U.S. troops landed on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands during World War II.
  12. On August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon resigned from office, making him the first United States president to ever resign from office.
  13. On August 12, 1877, the phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison.
  14. On August 12, 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States.
  15. National Family Fun Month
  16. National Peach Month
  17. National Golf Month
  18. National Picnic Month
  19. Romance Awareness Month
  20. Friendship Day - first Sunday of August
  21. August 26 - Women's Equality Day
  22. Holidays Friendship Day Raksha Bandhan Women's Equality Day National Catfish Month Harvest Month National Water Quality Month Peach Month National Immunization Awareness Month Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

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