Days of Interest in August

Day What Happened
011st National Mountain Climbing Day National Mountain Climbing Day was established in honor of this authors son, Bobby Matthews, and his friend Josh Madigan, for successfully climbing the 46 High Peaks of New Your States Adirondack Mountains. These two young men, climbed the 46th peak, Whiteface Mountain, on August 1, 2015. They were formally inducted into the Adirondack 46er Club in May, 2016.
02International Forgiveness Day Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27 (how is this not international?) International Forgiveness Day- the first Sunday of August Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and strife in the world. Two forgiveness days can only help to make things better. We agree with the sponsors of this day, that a little more forgiveness will help to make the world a much better place. Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy of Christ's Ambassadors. This holiday originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement or forgiving. In Catholicism, the first Sunday before Lent is called "Forgiveness Sunday".
04U.S. Coast Guard day On August 4, 1790, the Revenue Cutter Service was created by the U.S. Congress. Congress authorized the construction of ten cutters. These ships were built to enforce U.S. tariff laws. The Revenue Cutter Service was the predecessor the U.S. Coast Guard. The name "Coast Guard" was first used in 1915.
07International beer day The Association of California Brewers created this special holiday in 2007, in Santa Cruz, California. From 2017-2012, the Association of California Brewers established this holiday on August 5th. In 2013, they changed it to the first Friday of August. Presumably, they did this to allow us to celebrate, and not have to get up to go to work the next day.
08International cat day This special days was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Cats are near sighted
11Presidential Joke day On August 11, 1984, just before his regular Saturday radio address, President Ronald Reagan was doing a voice test with the microphone. He thought the microphone and the feed was not live. He joked into the microphone: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes." To his surprise, he was speaking to a live feed.
12World elephant day World Elephant Day was conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Productions, along with Sivaporn Dardarnanda, the Secretary General of the "Elephant Reintroduction Foundation (ERF)" in Thailand. Patricia Sims and the ERF went on to create World Elephant Day in 2012.
13Left Handers day Dean R. Campbell, founder of Left Handers International, created this special day. It was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don't exist. Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side. During the 1600's people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks.
153rd saturday in august national honey bee day This day was declared by Thomas J. Vilsek, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, on August 11, 2009. It is sponsored by Pennsylvania Agriculture, Inc. It was originally intended for beekeepers, as a day of education and promotion of honey bees and honey. The third Saturday in August was selected, so beekeepers would have a new supply of honey to promote.
19National aviation day This special day was created by a presidential proclamation by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. National Aviation Day is in honor of the birthday of aviator Orville Wright.
21National Senior Citizens day On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 creating National Senior Citizens Day to be August 21 to honor our elderly population
26National Dog Day and woman equality day (rich can plug that girl again if he wants) National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time" President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day. womans day was created by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971.