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August is .........

AMERICAN ARTISTS APPRECIATION MONTH
NATIONAL CATFISH MONTH
NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH
NATIONAL INVENTORS MONTH
NATIONAL PEACH MONTH
CHILDREN'S VISION AND LEARNING MONTH
FAMILY FUN MONTH
    Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month

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August 1

The first federal census in the U.S. is completed. The nation has 33,929,625 inhabitants, which includes 697,624 slaves and 59,557 free blacks. It's 1790.

Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire, 1834
The first cable streetcar in the U.S. begins operation in San Francisco, 1873
Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary, 1944
Friendship Day
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2

The formal signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
The first Lincoln penny is issued, 1909
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

National Watermelon Day (Teena)

       August 4

Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901)
Coast Guard Day -
Lizzie Borden Liberation Day
Dom Perignon invents champagne, 1693
Pumpsie Green is the first black to wear a Red Sox uniform, 1959
Civil rights workers (James Cheney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Shewerner) are found slain near Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1964
John Lennon says that the Beatles are more popular than Jesus Christ, 1966

August 5th

Sisters Day
National Mustard Day
National Waffle Day
  The cornerstone for The Statue of Liberty is laid at Bedloe’s Island, 1844
    Congress adopts the nation’s first income tax to finance the Civil War, 1861
"Little Orphan Annie” debuts in the New York Daily News, 1924
American BandStand  Philadelphia’s local after-school dance show goes on TV, with its host, Dick Clark on ABC-TV, 1957
Marilyn Monroe dies from a drug overdose in Los Angeles, 1962

August 6

Forgiveness Day
Wiggle Your Toes Day
Root Beer Float Day
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South, 1965

August 7

National Lighthouse Day
George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit (now called the Order of the Purple Heart), 1782
The Hatfields of south West Virginia and the McCoys of east Kentucky feud; 100 are wounded or die, 1882

August 8th

Middle Children's Day
Family Day
Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
Senior Citizens Day
Brigham Young is chosen to head the Mormon church, 1844

  August 9

Daughter's Day (Lady Gator)
The first commencement is held at Harvard, 1642
The first horses arrive in Hawaii, 1803
Jesse Owens wins his 4th Olympic gold medal, 1936
Betty Boop (1930) (Teena)

August 10th

National S’mores Day (Peg)
  Missouri becomes the 24th state, 1821

August 11

Presidential Joke Day
Play in the Sand Day
The last Beatles concert tour of the U.S. begins, 1966

August 12

Umpire Appreciation Day
Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine, 1851
    Hawaii is formally annexed to the U.S., 1898
The erection of the Berlin Wall begins, 1961

August 13

International Lefthanders Day (Peg)
Al Capp’s famous comic strip, Li’l Abner” premieres today, 1934
Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee, "Annie Oakley" birthday (1860)
August 14

National Creamsicle Day
Japan surrendered, ending World War II, 1945
Marshmallow Toasting Day (National, US)
Patent issued for whiffle ball, 8/14/1953
The Social Security Act providing old age insurance to all working Americans - August 14, 1935

August 15

Some 400,000 people converge on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near Woodstock, New York, for a weekend of peace, sex, drugs and rock and roll, 1969 (LadyGator)

  August 16

Joe Miller’s Joke Day
The roller coaster is patented, 1898

  August 17

Archeology Day
Davy Crockett's Birthday Born in Tennessee in 1786.
National ThriftShop Day

August 18

Bad Poetry Day

August 19

National Aviation Day (Joanne)
Potato Day
Snuffleupagus's Birthday Sesame Street Character.

August 20

John Milton publishes Paradise Lost, an epic poem about the fall of Adam and Eve, 1667

August 21

Hawaii becomes the 50th state, 1959
National Homeless Animal Day (LadyGator)
August 22

National Spumoni Day
The first local chapter of the American National Red Cross founded by Clara Barton, 1881
Be an Angel Day
Tooth Fairy Day (Teena)

August 23

Ride the Wind Day

August 24

St. Barthelemy Day

August 25

Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day

August 26th

Women's Equality Day
Make Your Own Luck Day
Amendment 19, giving women in the U.S. the right to vote, is ratified, 1920
Ford’s latest luxury car, the Edsel, rolls off the assembly line, 1957

August 27th

Confucius is born, 551 BCE
Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes Tarzan of the Apes, 1912

August 28th

Race your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"
2 teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan, start a local delivery service, American Messenger Company (later called United Parcel Service), in Seattle, 1907

One of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when MLK delivers his I Have a Dream speech to more than 200,000 civil rights demonstrators, 1963

August 29

"According to Hoyle" Day

August 30

Huey P. Long Day (Louisiana)
Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31

National Trail Mix Day

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