August Events Calendar for Educators

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August Events 2015

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August 2015
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American Family Day

Holling C. Holling

First Income Tax Congress enacts first income tax in 1861.

First Lincoln Penny Issued In 1909.

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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Australia Picnic Day

Columbus Set Sail on his 1st Voyage In 1492.

National Watermelon Day

Mary Calhoun

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Coast Guard Day (Established in 1790)

Barack Obama born, 1961 (44th U.S. President)

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Neil Armstrong born in Ohio in 1930.

Robert Bright born, 1902

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Barbara Cooney born, 1917

Alfred Lord Tennyson born, 1809

Odie's Birthday (Garfield the Cat's friend)

Wiggle Your Toes Day

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Dollar Day The US dollar was created in 1786.

Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph machine in 1876.

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Betty Boop Created in 1930.

National Rice Pudding Day

Smokey Bear's Birthday (1944)

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Herbert Hoover Born in 1874, in West Branch, Iowa.

S'Mores Day

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Don Freeman born, 1908

Hulk Hogan Born in 1953

Play in the Sand Day

Author Alex Haley's Birthday, 1921.

The last total solar eclipse of the millennium (1999)

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IBM PC Announced in 1981.

Middle Children's Day

Hawaii Annexed to the U.S. (1898)

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Annie Oakley Born in 1860.

International Left-Hander's Day

National Filet Mignon Day

Fall of the Aztec Empire, 1512.

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Alice Provensen born, 1917

National Creamsicle Day

Japan Surrendered in World War II, 1945.

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International Homeless Animals Day

Brinton Turkle born, 1915

Julia Child Born in Pasadena, California in 1912.

National Relaxation Day

Transcontinental Railroad completed, 1869.

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Beatrice de Regniers born, 1914

National Tell a Joke Day

Roller Coaster Day Roller coaster patented in 1898.

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Myra Cohn Livingston born, 1926

Davy Crockett Born in Tennessee in 1786.

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Louis Fatio born, 1904

Bad Poetry Day

Wizard of Oz Premiered In 1939.

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National Aviation Day

Bill Clinton Born in Hope, Arkansas in 1946.

Orville Wright Born in 1871.

Potato Day

Snuffleupagus's Birthday (Sesame Street Character)

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National Radio Day

Mosquito Day

Vitus Bering discovered Alaska in 1741.

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Wilt Chamberlain Born in 1936 in Philadelphia, PA.

First Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 1858.

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Be An Angel Day

Ann Franklin's Birthday (1762) First female newspaper editor

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First Photograph of Earth From the Moon Taken by Lunar Orbiter in 1966.

National Sponge Cake Day

First National Women's Rights Convention, 1850.

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National Peach Pie Day

International Strange Music Day

National Waffle Day

Waffle Iron Patented In 1869, invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York.

Mount Vesuvius Erupted, 79 A.D.

In 1932, Amelia Earhart flew across the U.S.

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Kiss and Make Up Day

National Banana Split Day

National Park Service Established 1916.

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Women's Equality Day The anniversary of women getting the right to vote - the signing of the 19th Amendment, 1920.

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Mother Teresa Born in 1910.

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Roger Duvoisin born, 1904

Dream Day Martin Luther King Jr. gave the 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963.

National Cherry Turnover Day

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First Scout Camp Opened In 1934.

Michael Jackson Born in Gary, Indiana in 1958.

Speedy Gonzales Debuted in 1953.

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Laurent de Brunhoff born, 1925

Herry Monster's Birthday (Sesame Street Character)

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Thurgood Marshall took a seat on the Supreme Court, 1967.

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Alan Jay Lerner Born in 1918, New York.

National Trail Mix Day

Educator Maria Montessori's Birthday, 1870.

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Special Goings-On
Friendship Day (1st Sunday)
National Clown Week (1st Week)
Elvis Week (2nd Week)
National Apple Week (2nd Week)
National Smile Week (2nd Week)
Air Conditioning Appreciation Week (3rd Week)
American Dance Week (3rd Week)

American Artist Appreciation Month
Foot Health Month
Home Business Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National Inventors Month
National Water Quality Month