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Monthly History Highlights

August 1 – Lammas Day

This day, traditionally observed on August 1, marked the beginning of the harvest, and especially celebrated the first wheat or corn crop of summer. It derives from an ancient English festival called the Gule of August, a pagan dedication of the first fruits. On Lammas Day, loaves of bread were baked from the first-ripened grain and brought to the churches to be consecrated. The word “lammas” comes from the Old English hlaf, “loaf,” and maesse, “mass” or “feast.” Through the centuries, “loaf-mass” became corrupted in spelling and pronunciation, turning into “Lammas.”

August 19 – National Aviation Day

Since 1939, August 19 has been celebrated as National Aviation Day, the legacy of a presidential proclamation first made by Franklin D. Roosevelt to celebrate the birth date of civil aviation pioneer Orville Wright. Together with his brother Wilbur, the Wrights are credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful airplane. Specifically, Orville Wright piloted the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air machine—called the Wright Flyer—on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

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