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AUGUST


Holidays & Special days & Weeks
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NATIONAL CATFISH MONTH Picture of Catfish
Lots of recipies for cooking catfish.

NATIONAL GOLF MONTH Picture of Golfer
Teach kids the game of golf.

NATIONAL INVENTORS MONTH National Inventors Month logo
Take a quiz about inventors.

NATIONAL PARKS MONTH National Parks Logo
History of The National Park Service. Visit each National Park.

NATIONAL PEACH MONTH picture of peach
Information about peaches including the origin of the day.
More information about peaches including its cultivation and history

NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH Water Picture
Learn about drinking water. Do Some water Experiments, Games, Activities.

PRICKLY PEAR MONTH Picture of Prickly Pear
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has chosen edible cactus
such as Prickly Pear as the fruit of this month.

1 - AIR FORCE DAY Picture of Air Force 1
History of Air Force Day.

1 - ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST U.S. CENSUS U.S. Census logo
The first United States census was taken in 1790.
Click HERE for the current population of the country.

1 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE U.S. Custom Dept. Logo
Information about the U.S. Customs Service.

1-7 - INTERNATIONAL CLOWN WEEK Picture of Clown
Information about International Clown Week.

2 - FIRST PENNY ISSUED First Penny
The first Lincoln penny was issued on this day in 1909.

3 - NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY Watermelon
Recipes and interesting facts about watermelons.
The History & more facts about watermelons.

3 - NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY Picture of Mustard Jars
Visit the Mustard Museum for recipes and a quiz. Facts about mustard.

4 - COAST GUARD DAY Coast Guard Seal
Every August 4 is Coast Guard Day. Learn all about the Coast Guard.

6 - FRIENDSHIP DAY Friendship Picture
The first Sunday in August is Friendship Day and International Friendship Day.

7 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE PURPLE HEART AWARD Picture of Purple Heart
Learn the history of the Purple Heart.

7 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT War Department Seal
Information about the War Department.

10 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE Smithsonian Logo
Visit the Smithsonian Institute and take a virtual tour.

9-14 - PERSEID METEOR SHOWER Shooting Star
Information about the Perseid meteor shower that will peak about this time.

12 - ANNIVERSARY OF INVENTION OF SEWING MACHINE Picture of Sewing Machine
Information about the Sewing Machine .

14 - ANNIVERSARY OF SOCIAL SECURITY ACT Social Security Logo
On this day in 1935 the Social Security Act became law,
and on this day in 2000, a 65th Anniversary Garden was dedicated in Baltimore.

15 - TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Completed Picture of a Train Engine
Information about the First Transcontinental Railroad.

16 - KLONDIKE GOLD DISCOVERY - 1896 Picture of Gold Nugget
Learn the history of the Klondike gold discovery.

19 - NATIONAL AVIATION DAY Picture of Airplane
Learn the history of Aviation.

19 - VIRGINA DARE BORN Picture of Virginia Dare
On the day in 1587, Virginia Dare became the 1st child of English parents to be born on American soil
on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina.

26 - NATIONAL DOG DAY Picture of Dog
National Dog Day encourages the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year,
and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.

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