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Calendar for August 1st, 2012

Full Sturgeon Moon

Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

Every Year

  • National Day (Switzerland)

  • Respect for Parents Day

  • Born : Claudius (Roman emperor, born 10 B.C.)

  • Lammas Day

  • Month of AugustAugust is named to honor the first Roman emperor and grandnephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar.

  • 1710s

  • Died 1714: Queen Anne of Great Britain

  • 1715: The Riot Act went into effect in England

  • 1770s

  • Born 1770: William Clark (Lewis and Clark explorer)

  • Born 1779: Francis Scott Key (composer)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1818: Maria Mitchell (astronomer)

  • Born 1819: Herman Melville (writer)

  • 1830s

  • 1831: King William IV and Queen Adelaide opened the new London Bridge

  • 1870s

  • 1876: Colorado admitted to the Union as the 38th state

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg (astronomer)

  • 1906: Diamonds found in Arkansas

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: Yves Saint Laurent (fashion designer)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: John F. Kennedy published his first book, Why England Slept

  • Born 1942: Jerry Garcia (singer & songwriter)

  • 1944: Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Coolio (rapper)

  • Born 1964: Adam Duritz (musician)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1970: Frances Farmer (actress)

  • Born 1973: Tempestt Bledsoe (actress)

  • 1980s

  • 1981: MTV debuted. The first video played was "Video Killed The Radio Star" by Buggles

  • 2000s

  • Died 2007: Tommy Makem (folk singer)

  • Died 2009: Naomi Sims (first African American model on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal)

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