Thursday Thirteen #29


THIRTEEN RANDOM THINGS
ABOUT AUGUST

1. August is the eighth month, renamed by the Romans from Sextilis, meaning sixth, to honor their emperor, Augustus.

2. August is the height of the summer time in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. The longest days of the year have passed, but the hot days remain.

3. The sardonyx and peridot are the gems for August.

4. The poppy and gladiolus are the flowers for the month of August.

5. Folklore says: ‘If the first week of August be warm, the winter will be white and long.’


6. The Panama Canal opened to traffic, August 15, 1914.

7. Richard M. Nixon became the first U.S. President ever to resign from office, August 9, 1974.

8. An August quote: “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.” – Jane Austen

9. August astrological signs: Leo, July 23 – August 22 AND Virgo, August 23 – September 22

10. Approximately 18375 US men are named August. Very few females in the US are named August. Approximately 7500 US last names are August.

11. Katrina formed on August 23 during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and caused devastation along much of the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States.

12. Diana, The Peoples’ Princess was born, and died, in the month of August.

CORRECTION: Diana was born on July 1 and died on Aug 31. Thanks to the sharp eye of several TT’ers. :)

13. Happily, this August 29 is my grandson’s first birthday! :)


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14 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen #29

  1. My niece’s B-Day is in August too! :)

    Happy TT! And sooo hoping #5 is right! I actually prefer the cooler months. It is unbearable here in Ontario right now.

  2. That Jane Austen quote certainly rings true for Tel Aviv! It’s like living inside a bowl of steaming pea soup around here.

  3. Nolan chose a great month to be born! He’s a virgo, like me (although I’m from September).
    Thanks for visiting my geography TT!

  4. I love the name August. How about Augustina?

    Fun list, I didn’t not know Diana was born in august full circle somehow…

    I love the Jane Austen quote…that is me today very inelegant with the heat and humdity in central area. Whew…but tonight going out to see an outdorr concert so that should be good.(I’m in Toronto and Chicago)

    Thanks for coming by my Tt list this week,

    great to “meet” you! fellow Canadian!

    Cheers
    Candy

  5. I adore #8 — “a constant state of inelegance”! That was terrific! Glad you stopped by my TT and I was able to visit yours! I’ll stop by again!
    Lara

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