Annie's "Month of August" Page
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
Summer is about half-way through.
The birds will soon fly south for the winter.
The children will go "Back to School".
Families will take that last weekend get away before the cold sets in.
Why not visit my Annie's Verse A Day Page? This page lists all my monthly pages.
You will find a new Scripture verse for each day of the month, and a
new Bible Memory Verse once a week.
My son Jake now has a Monthly Puzzle Page for each month of the year.
Stop by Jake's Monthly Puzzle Page and then print out Jake's August Puzzle.
What's happening in August?
Activities. August is a great month for camping. Find out the safe way to build a campfire?
A trip to the circus is always fun. Did you know that one famous performer from the mid-1900's
could balance on top of a pole on one finger? Planning a vacation in the United States or Canada?
Each state and province article contains a special Visitor's guide that highlights annual events
and interesting places to visit.
Sports. In many areas, the hot,
sweltering days of August send people flocking to swimming pools.
Do you enjoy the challenge of diving?
Dry August and warm
Doth harvest no harm.
Source: Thomas Tusser
HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT
Safety. Going on a picnic? Have fun, but beware of poison ivy! Before you go, why not look up POISON IVY so you'll know what to look out for and what to do if you come into contact with some.
Spotlight on "Distance" Do you know how far it is from your hometown to where you're going for vacation?
All you need is your starting and ending locations. Plot them on both a globe and a flat map and
that will give you the actual distance. Why not try it out?
August is the eighth month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost all
the world today. The Romans called the month Sextilis, which means sixth. They later renamed it in
honor of the emperor Augustus. During Augustus' reign, the Roman Senate lengthened the month
to 31 days by taking a day from February.
the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, August is the
height of summer. The longest days
of the year are past, but August is apt to be one of the hottest months. In far northern regions
and high mountain areas, chilly nights and frosts warn that summer is nearly at an end.
In the Southern Hemisphere, August signals that winter will soon be over.
Activities. Goldenrod, wild asters, and
other tall-growing flowers of late summer brighten the fields
in August. The insects of fields and woods are noisier and more numerous than in other months. Some
birds are already preparing to fly south. Vacation spots enjoy some of their biggest business during
August. Travelers in other countries usually begin to turn homeward in August.
Special days. Colorado celebrates its admission to the Union on August 1. Vermont commemorates the
Battle of Bennington, an important Revolutionary War battle, on August 16. Bolivia, Ecuador, India,
and Switzerland celebrate national independence days in August.
August symbols. The special flowers of August are the poppy and the gladiolus.
The gems of August are the sardonyx and the peridot.
All the long August afternoon,
The little drowsy stream
Whispers a melancholy tune
As if it dreamed of June,
And whispered in its dream.
Source: William Dean Howells
The brilliant poppy flaunts her head
Amidst the ripening grain,
And adds her voice to swell the song
That August's here again.
In the first drowsy heat of August noon
Comes the plumed goldenrod with flaunting train,
And lifts her yellow head along the way.
If the twenty-fourth of August
be fair and clear,
Then hope for a prosperous Autumn that year.
Source: John Ray,
National Friendship Day (Friendship Day Card) & Switzerland- Confederation Day or National Day & Sisters Day and Cards for Sister & Girlfriend's Day
Halfway Point of Summer
Send an Email Day
Missouri became a state 1821.
Son's and Daughter's Day & Romance Day
Thank You Day
Independence Day (Pakistan)
Assumption Day & India Independence Day
Bennington Battle Day in Vermont & Tell a Joke Day & True Love Forever Day
National Aviation Day & Orville Wright's Birthday
Hawaii's Admission Day & Sr Citizens Day & Friendship Week is August 21st - 27th, 2011
Be an Angel Day
Hug Your Sweetheart Day
Kiss & Make Up Day
Women's Equality Day
Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday & Just Because Day
Romance Awareness Month
August is Home Business Month
10th - Missouri became a state on August 10, 1821. The 24th state to
join the Union
14th Victory Day (V-J Day). Rhode Island,
Japan surrendered (United States time),
ending World War II, 1945.
14th Liberty Tree Day. Massachusetts.
20th (the day after the Feast of the
Assumption of the Virgin Mary).
16th Battle of Bennington Day. Vermont.
Green Mountain Boys defeated British, 1777.
19th National Aviation Day. Anniversary of
Orville Wright's birthday (1871).
26th Susan B. Anthony Day. Massachusetts.
and Women's Equality Day (August 26).
26th Women's Equality Day. Celebrates
anniversary (1920)of Constitutional
amendment granting women the right
to vote. Formerly Woman Suffrage Day.
27th Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday (1908). Texas .
30th Huey P. Long Day. Louisiana.
--. Colorado Day. Colorado. First Monday in August. Admitted to Union, Aug. 1, 1876.
Excerpted from Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia .
Famous August Birthdays
~ (1754) Pierre Charles L'Enfant
~ (1872) Haakon VII of Norway
~ (1792) Percy Bysshe Shelley
~ (1850) Guy de Maupassant
~ (1809) Alfred, Lord Tennyson
7th ~ (1904) Ralph Bunche
~ (1819) Charles Anderson Dana
~ (1593) Izaak Walton
~ (1810) Count di Cavour
11th ~ (1833) Robert G. Ingersoll
~ (1774) Robert Southey
~ (1860) Ernest Thompson Seton
~ (1769) Napoleon Bonaparte
17th ~ (1786) David Crockett
~ (1856) John Cotton Dana
~ (1778) Bernardo O'Higgins
22nd ~ (1862) Claude Debussy
23rd ~ (1754) Louis XVI of France
~ (1591) Robert Herrick
~ (1530) Ivan IV, the Terrible, of Russia
~ (1743) Antoine Lavoisier
~ (1770) Georg Hegel
~ (1749) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
~ (1632) John Locke
~ (1871) Ernest, Lord Rutherford
~ (1811) Theophile Gautier
in this table was Excerpted
Holidays Around the World
HONG KONG ~ Aug. 17 Sino-Japanese War Victory Day
INDONESIA ~ Aug. 17 Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia
MALAYSIA ~ Aug. 31 National Day
PHILIPPINES ~ Aug. 30 National Heroes Day
SINGAPORE ~ Aug. 09 National Day
THAILAND ~ Aug. 12 H.M. the Queen's Birthday
UNITED KINGDOM ~ Aug. 03 Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland & Rebublic of Ireland) and Aug. 31 Late Summer Bank Holiday
Here are some links to visit:
Famous Birthdays for the Month of August by Famous Birthdays
Holiday Calendar from Uncle Debi's Holiday
What happened on this day in Christian History?
"Peggie Breaks" for August!
Reverend Fun - Christian Cartoons
I have more humor listed on my Annie's Lighter Side Page
How Stuff Works? has Daily Stuff
Events for Today
Children will be preparing for going "Back to School". Of course every school is different.
Some Children are Home Schooled by their families. Here is a page with some Lovely
Christians Ladies who Home School their children:
Annie's Lovely Christian Home School Ladies Pages
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