August 2017

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August Facts
The 8th month the year brings us National Aviation Day, and the last full month of the Summer.
Below are some fun facts about 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 On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle successfully swam the English Channel.
9 On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was used in warfare on Hiroshima, Japan.
10 On August 7, 1942, the U.S. troops landed on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands during World War II.
11 On August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon resigned from office, making him the first United States president to ever resign from office.
12 On August 12, 1877, the phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison.
13 On August 12, 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States.
14 National Family Fun Month
15 National Peach Month
16 National Golf Month
17 National Picnic Month
18 Romance Awareness Month
19 Friendship Day – first Sunday of August
20 August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

2. Month Awareness

National Crayon Collection Month * Posted on my page
Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
National Peach Month
National Water Quality Month
Romance Awareness Month * Posted on my page
National Goat Cheese Month
Happiness Happens Month
National Sandwich Month
National Panini Month
National Brownies at Brunch Month
Get ready for Kindergarten Month *PARENTS START YOUR MINIVANS check out my page!
Black Business Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month *Posted on my page
International Peace Month
MedicAlert Awareness Month *Posted on my page
Motorsports Awareness Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Back to School

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4. Happy Birthday to our favorite brown-eyed beagle, Snoopy! 🎂🎉 This strip was published on August 10, 1968

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