August Holidays Clip Art

August Holidays, Events, and Seasons Clip Art

Clip Art For August Fun Facts
Dixie Allan

Here you will find August holidays, events, seasons, special occasions, and occurrences.

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

This is perhaps the busiest month for businesses, since most people take their vacations in August.

  • The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx.
  • The zodiac signs for August are Leo, July 23 - August 22 and Virgo, August 23 - September 22.

  • The birth flowers for August are the gladiolus and the poppy.

  • Colorado became the 38th state, August 1, 1876.

  • Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," born August 1, 1779.
  • On August 1, 1876, Colorado, also known as the Centennial State, became the 38th state of the United States.

  • On August 2, 1909, the Lincoln penny was issued.

  • On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage across the Atlantic. 

  • On August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon resigned from office, making him the first United States president to ever resign from office.

  • On August 12, 1877, the phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison. 

  • On August 12, 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States.

  • August is National Family Fun Month, National Peach Month, National Golf Month, National Picnic Month and Romance Awareness Month.