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August 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Aug 2016

 
1

Colorado Admission Day (1876)

2

Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Declaration of Independence Signed (1776)

First U.S. Census: Population 3,929,214 (1790)

Lincoln Penny Issued (1909)

3

National Kids Day

Columbus Set Sail (1492)

William Faulkner Stamp Issued (1987)

4

Musician Louis Armstrong's Birthday (1901)

Nazis Arrested Anne Frank & Family (1944)

President Barack Obama's Birthday (1961)

5

Summer Olympics Begin

Electric Traffic Lights First Installed (1914)

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (1930)

6

Bacteriologist Alexander Fleming's Birthday (1881)

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)

Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed as First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice (2009)

7

Friendship Day

First Pictures of Earth Taken from Space (1959)

Lynne Cox Swam Bering Strait (1987)

8

Great Train Robbery Thieves Stole $6M (1963)

First Canadian Turtle Derby (1972)

Pres. Nixon Announced Resignation (1974)

9

International Art Appreciation Day

Psychologist Jean Piaget's Birthday (1896)

Jesse Owens Won Four Olympic Gold Medals (1936)

10

Missouri Admission Day (1821)

Smithsonian Institution Opened (1846)

Japanese Internment Survivors Awarded $20K (1988)

11

Martian Moon Phobos Discovered (1677)

First Inmates Arrived at Alcatraz (1934)

12

International Youth Day

Tyrannosaurus Sue Discovered (1990)

13

International Left-Hander's Day

Activist Lucy Stone's Birthday (1818)

First Two-Way Satellite Conversation (1948)

China Announced Cultural Revolution (1966)

14

Japan Agreed to Surrender in WWII (1945)

Largest Blackout in U.S. History (2003)

15

Chef Julia Child's Birthday (1912)

Panama Canal Opened (1914)

Woodstock Music & Art Fair Opened (1969)

New Solar System Discovered (2001)

16

Bathysphere Reached Record Depth (1934)

17

Folk Hero Davy Crockett's Birthday (1786)

Klondike Gold Rush Began (1896)

18

First American Child of English Parents Born (1587)

Explorer Meriwether Lewis's Birthday (1774)

King Kong Premiered (1933)

19

Aviation Day

Adolf Hitler Elected Fuhrer (1934)

Pres. Bill Clinton's Birthday (1946)

20

Pres. Benjamin Harrison's Birthday (1833)

21

Lincoln-Douglas Debates Began (1858)

Mona Lisa Stolen (1911)

Hawaii Statehood Day (1959)

22

Tooth Fairy Day

Writer Annie Proulx's Birthday (1935)

23

International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition

Sacco & Vanzetti Executed Amid Protest (1927)

24

Mount Vesuvius Erupted (79)

Mexico Gained Independence from Spain (1821)

First Swimmer Crossed the English Channel (1875)

25

New Orleans Founded by French (1718)

Athlete Althea Gibson's Birthday (1927)

Earth First Photographed from the Moon (1966)

26

Women's Equality Day

27

Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday (1908)

28

First Radio Commercial Broadcasted (1922)

MLK Gave "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)

29

Musician Charlie Parker's Birthday (1920)

Hurricane Katrina Devastated Gulf Coast (2005)

30

Cleopatra Committed Suicide (30 BC)

Author Mary Shelley's Birthday (1797)

Thurgood Marshall Confirmed as First Black Supreme Court Justice (1967)

31

International Blog Day

Trail Mix Day

Princess Diana Died (1997)

 

 

 


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