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Printable Version of August Events
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Dollar Day The US dollar was created in 1786.
Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph machine in 1876.
Eid al-Adha (Muslim Holiday, 16th in North America)
Don Freeman born, 1908
Hulk Hogan Born in 1953
Author Alex Haley's Birthday, 1921.
The last total solar eclipse of the millennium (1999)
IBM PC Announced in 1981.
Middle Children's Day
Hawaii Annexed to the U.S. (1898)
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.
Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day
National Park Service Established 1916.
First Scout Camp Opened In 1934.
Michael Jackson Born in Gary, Indiana in 1958.
Speedy Gonzales Debuted in 1953.
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.
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)