Fascinating Facts for Projects with Children. August 4th-10th.

A snippet of  General Knowledge for circle time or fascinating facts to develop into cultural projects.

August: Stone is the Peridot, and Flower is the Gladiolus.

August 4th:

images-31. Louis Armstrong was born 1901.

2. Coast Guard Day, the coast guards were established in 1790

3. Barack Obama was born in 1961 (44th U.S. President)

4. Assistance Dog Day.


August 5th.

images-721. Electric Traffic Lights 1st installed in 1914

2. Neil Armstrong born in 1930 in Ohio.




August 6th.

220px-CM_chanticleer1. Barbara Cooney born 1917, an American writer and illustrator of more than 200 children’s books, published over sixty years.

2. Alfred Lord Tennyson born 1809. Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland.

3. Root beer Float Day.



August 7th.

images-71. U.S. Bureau of Lighthouse Day.  On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.” Two hundred years later Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day.

2.  Betsy Byars 1928. Betsy Cromer Byars is an American author of children’s books. Her novel Summer of the Swans won the 1971 Newbery Medal.

3. National Sea Serpant Day (US) recognition of a famous sea serpent sighting in 1848.

August 8th.

images-91. Dollar Day, The US Dollar was created in 1928.

2. Thomas Edison received patent of the mimeograph machine for “Autographic Printing” on August 8, 1876

3. National Waffle Day (US)



August 9th.

images-131. Smokey Bear’s Birthday (1944)

2. International Art Appreciation Day.

3. International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples.

4. Rice Pudding Day.


August 10th.

images-141. Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States, born to a Quaker family, and was a professional mining engineer. Wikipedia

2. S’mores Day. (US)


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