August – eighth month of the year
August is the month when summer begins to be getting closer to autumn, although it is still too hot for living in the cities middle of the buildings! It is much better to be near the seas and under the trees in August. Watermelon, ripe melon, sweet corn on the cob, and blueberries are just a few of the gifts of August. August is also the canning season at the same time, which is the time to prepare and put on the fridge the fresh summer vegetables for consuming them in winter.
It is the very common vacation season that people want to take a long break before summer ends and the September comes. September is usually defined as a month of the increasing the work load density continues till the end of year. Therefore, it is the good time to freshen and become ready to work harder by pausing the responsibilities for a while.
Printable August 2020 Calendar
It is very important to plan the month of August before arriving. What else will be done in that month? Are there celebrations, birthdays, weddings, special invitations? Will there be meetings, seminars, business events? Get an August 2020 calendar with holidays in your hand and fill in the days of August and see the free days first. Then do your holiday research according to your vacancies, or even complete your reservations, at least pre-bookings if possible. Now it’s time to put a huge “vacation” mark on your August 2020 calendar template! You see, just doing it has increased your motivation, right? A printable calendar is more than a piece of paper. It makes you target-oriented, orderly and purposeful.
HISTORY OF AUGUST
August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. This month was first called Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. The Roman calendar began in March about 735 BC with Romulus. October was the eighth month. August was the eighth month when January or February were added to the start of the year by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. Or, when those two months were moved from the end to the beginning of the year by the decemvirs about 450 BC. In 153 BC January 1 was determined as the beginning of the year. August is named for Augustus Caesar who became Roman consul in this month. The month has 31 days because Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC.
August, in either hemisphere, is the seasonal equivalent of February in the other. In the Northern hemisphere it is a summer month and it is a winter month in the Southern hemisphere. In a common year, no other month begins on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years, February starts on the same day as August. August always ends on the same day of the week as November.
Having a PDF, JPEG printable calendar will make you more satisfied than you think, just try it. Because we all complain that we can’t catch up on things we need to do. For this purpose, all we have to do is to use the calendars, for example a blank August 2020 calendar that are created specifically for this purpose, with the days of the months on. It’s that simple! It’s worth trying, isn’t it?
10 FACTS ABOUT AUGUST
- The month of August is often referred to as the “dog days of summer” the star Sirius, also known as the dog star, which rose at the same time as sunrise during the month of August in ancient Roman times.
- Fans of Elvis Presley mourn each Aug. 16th, the day the famed singer died in 1977.
- August is also related to the word “auger”, a hole digging tool, because farmers dug for next season at this time every year.
- The Anglo-Saxon called August “Weodmonath” meaning “weed month”.
- The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx and the flowers are the gladiolus and poppy.
- It’s high season for sweet corn, tomato and watermelon. There is a national holiday in USA called National Watermelon Day.
- August is a nice break from the thick, sweltering days of July and the rainy days of June.
- The two American pop icon Madonna and Michael Jackson were born in the same year in the same month in August, 1958.
- There are plenty of national food holidays in USA such as National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, National Watermelon Day, National Oyster Day, National Toasted Marshmallow Day etc.
- August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire, who was posthumously adopted by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar.
AUGUST HOLIDAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Women’s Equality Day (August 26th, Wednesday)
Women’s Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States’ Constitution on August 26, 1920.The amendment, which was and still remains a major landmark in the women’s rights movement in the United States, was first introduced in the Congress in 1878 by California Senator Aaron A. Sargent on the behest of suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Because of this, the first version of the amendment is often called the Anthony Amendment, after Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting in the Presidential elections in 1872. Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in 1971 after the Congress passed a resolution to mark the occasion annually. The purpose behind the creation of this holiday was to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality in society and to recognize the hard work and sacrifices made by the pioneers in the suffrage movement.
In the Women’s Equality Day, women’s rights organizations working in the area of voting rights celebrate this day by holding seminars and workshops that point issues and solutions currently faced by women in the country.
As it is one of the revolutionary days to remember and celebrate, put a special mark on your August calendar to be informed from the events and celebrations.
Presidential Joke Day (August 11th, Tuesday)
National Presidential Joke Day is observed annually on August 11. It is a full of fun day to recognize the humor often found in the highest office in the land and offers a nod to the gaffes, social missteps and sometimes downright hilarious mistakes presidents make.
The story of the beginning National Presidential Joke Day was about a radio broadcast on August 11, 1984. During a sound check for his Saturday evening on a radio broadcast, President Ronald Reagan joked, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” The networks had agreed comments made during sound checks were off the record. However, this joke sound record was leaked to the general public and CBS eventually broadcast the recording. This was during the time of the Cold War, and not everyone thought the joke was funny. It was even reported that the Soviet Union went on alert after hearing Reagan’s words. Nonetheless, the phrase is now told as a comedic gaffe, and the date it occurred on is now celebrated as Presidential Joke Day.
International Lefthanders Day (August 13th, Thursday)
International Left-Handers Day is a day to bring attention to the struggles which lefties face daily in a right-handed society. August 13th is observed as International Left-Handers Day.
The day also encourages businesses and governments to be more left-handed friendly and adapt everyday objects for left-handed people.
The purpose of Left-Handers Day is to make the society aware of the difficulties that left-handed people face while using devices designed for right-handed people. The day also encourages designers to think about the convenience of those whose left hand is their dominant hand. In the Left-Handers Day, there are created “lefty zones” by organizations and public places in many cities, where everyday objects are adapted for use by left-handed people. If you are a “lefty”, you can go to be a hero at one such zone.
In order to contribute the awareness of lefties, they may take right-handed friends with them to show them how difficult it can be to use objects not made for them.
There is also a term called “ambidextrous” referring the people who can easily perform tasks and use devices with both their hands. Ambidexterity is rare and only occurs in about 1% of the population.
You may be right-handed or left-handed, none of them is a defect or a privilege. If you see this day as an opportunity to increase awareness of both parties, make room for this day in your August 2020 calendar printable.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS IN AUGUST
August 4, 1961 – Barack Obama who is the former (44th) President of the United States was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
August 16, 1958 – Madonna who is a versatile artist of America and a renowned name in pop music world, known for albums MDNA and Like a Virgin was born in Bay City, Michigan.
August 29, 1958– Michael Jackson who was popularly referred to as King of Pop created history in the world of music with his chartbuster albums was born in Gary, Indiana.
August 5, 1930 – Neil Armstrong who was the first man ever to land on the Moon was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
August 26, 1910- Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa Of Calcutta) who was the founder of Missionaries of Charity was born in Skopje, the current capital of the Republic of Macedonia.
August 6, 1928– Andy Warhol who was a famous American illustrator was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST IN HISTORY
Would you like to take a look at some major events occurred in August in history before you filled out your own August 2020 calendar template with events that are important to you?
August 26, 1920 – The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted.
August 28, 1963 – Martin Luther King, Jr. gives “I Have A Dream” speech.
August 29, 1966 – The Beatles play their final US Concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
August 12, 1981 – IBM releases its first personal computer.
August 12, 1990 – Tyrannosaurus Rex – Sue discovered in South Dakota by Sue Hendrickson, an explorer and fossil collector.