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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word - August }

I realize I'm a day late (and a dollar short....LOL), 
but I thought we'd talk a little about the month of August
today!
  



August :


August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. The month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin since it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to August in honor of Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE. (credit - Time and Date.com)


August flower - the poppy

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If you're an August born baby, do these things apply to you?

And, here are a few more facts about the month of August .....(credit)

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:

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

Are any of you gonna celebrate an August  birthday?

Since it's National Family Fun Month, I'm thinking that's covered because of the grand kiddos!  And, I  peaches, so that's no problem. Going on a picnic sounds great....I've been meaning to do just that at Metcalf Bottoms. 
Romance awareness?!? ๐Ÿ˜Š 
I definitely have a lot of friends to celebrate not only this coming SONday.....

but every day!



HOPE your first Wednesday in August is Wonderful!!!



11 comments:

  1. Great post about August and very informative. Our baby girl, Marti Leigh, has a birthday on August 27. She has already started celebrating her birthday month! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Awwww.....August.....hottest month of the year for us, but I can take it knowing fall is just around the corner. Neat info for this month. We have one daughter born on August 13 and was a 'lucky' day for us for sure. She is a jewel! Have a happy Wednesday.

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  3. Mercy! You did a bunch of research! August has been lovely so far. We actually DO have a few family birthdays to celebrate. Yesterday we went to the cemetery to remember my mother's death a year ago. It was the first time any of us (Dad included) have been to the grave...

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  4. "If you're an August born baby, do these things apply to you?"

    What if you were premature? I was six weeks early and arrived in July, but I was expected in August.

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  5. My dad's birthday was the 20 of August. He would have been 96.

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  6. No August birthdays for us, but peridot is a lovely stone!

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  7. Lots of information on August. I love things like this because you can never learn too much!
    Happy August!

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  8. My dad celebrates a birthday this month. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Our wedding anniversary is August 16th...48 years this year. Our oldest son was born on August 28, and he will be 46 this year...and is getting married for the first time this November! His fiance's engagement ring is a combination of her birthstone (November) and his birthstone, in heart shaped stones...very pretty and unique. I had never noticed the August peridot until they started looking at engagement rings! And yes, my son would fit that description to a "T". Thank you for sharing this. Love it!

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