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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter - August 2009
August 01, 2009

August 01, 2009



August, the eighth month of the year and the sixth month of the Roman calendar. The Romans called the month Sextilis, which means sixth. Eight years before Jesus was born the name of the month was changed to Augustus in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, because many of the important events in his life happened around that time of year. The Anglo-Saxons called it Weod monath, which means Weed month, because it is the month when weeds and other plants grow most rapidly. August is the busiest time for tourism, as it falls in the main school holiday of the year, the summer holidays, which lasts for six weeks for state run schools.

Important days in August:

August 1, 1779 - Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, was born. August 3, 1492 - Christopher Columbus began his first voyage across the Atlantic. August 6, 1945 - An American bomber dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare, on Hiroshima, Japan August 9, 1974 - Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President ever to resign from office August 15, 1914 - Panama Canal opened to allow ships to navigate from the Atlantic to the Pacific. August 15, 1914 - The Famous Davey Crockett was born. August 21st 1959 - Hawaii became our 50th state. August 22, 1881 - First local chapter of the American National Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton August 26, 1920 - The 10th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote.

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    Here are some articles that you will find interesting

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Motivate Students
  • 10 tips on homeschooling from Homeschool-Curriculum-4u.com



    Some humor to start the month off right.



    The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
    "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor'."
    A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."

    My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, "62." He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?

    For more good jokes visit our humor index page.

    Our wisdom quote of the month...

    "When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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