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! :)