plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in August...
Aug. 1 / 1981 - MTV launches / 1774 - Joseph Priestly discovers oxygen /American Adventures Month
Aug. 2 / 1776 - Declaration of Independence signed / Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Aug. 3 / 1492 - Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain / 1958 - Nautilus submarine travels underneath North Pole / Watermelon Day
Aug. 4 / 1873 - Battle of Little Bighorn / 1790 - U.S. Coast Guard established / 1901- musician Louis Armstrong born / 1944 - Anne Frank captured
Aug. 5 / 1914 - First electric traffic signal installed / 1861 - Lincoln imposes first federal income tax / 1930 - astronaut Neil Armstrong born / Work Like a Dog Day
Aug. 6 / 1945 - First atomic bomb dropped / 1928 - Pop Artist Andy Warhol born /1911 - Lucille Ball born / Root Beer Float Day
Aug. 7 / 1947 - Wood raft makes 4,300 mile voyage / 1899 - Refrigerator patented / International Forgiveness Day / Sisters Day
Aug. 8 / 1944 - Smokey the Bear was "born"/ 1876 - First copy machine patented / 1974 - President Nixon resigns / Dollar Day / Zucchini Day
Aug. 9 / 1874 - Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. president born / 1936 - Owens wins 4th gold medal / Book Lover's Day
Aug. 10 / 1981 - Baseball great, Pete Rose sets "hits" record / 1821 - New state west of the Mississippi / Lazy Day / S'mores Day /
Aug. 11 / 1981 - IBM announced "PC" computer / 1965 - Watts Riots begin / Play in the Sand Day
Aug. 12 / 1990 - Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton discovered / 1964 - Great Train Robber escapes / Middle Child's Day
Aug. 13 / 1860 - Annie Oakley born / 1961 - Berlin is divided / Left-Hander's Day /Garage Sale Day
Aug. 14 / 2003 - Blackout hits northeast U.S. / 1776 - Stamp Act Remembered /1935 - President FDR signs social security act
Aug. 15 / 1899 - Henry Ford quits job to start auto company / 1914 - Panama Canal opens / Relaxation Day / Failures Day
Aug. 16 / 1920 - First and only "pitched ball" death in MLB / 1977 - Elvis Presley dies / 1958 - Madonna born / Joke Day
Aug. 17 / 1786 - Davy Crockett born / 1978 - First manned balloon crosses theAtlantic / 1933 - Lou Gehrig sets record for consecutive Major League baseball games played / Thrift Shop Day
Aug. 18 / 1590 - Roanoke colony deserted / 1944 - author Paula Danziger born /1934 - Baseball great Roberto Clemente born / Bad Poetry Day
Aug. 19 / 1909 - First race held at Indianapolis Speedway / 1946 - Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President born / 1934 - Adolph Hitler becomes president of Germany / Potato Day
Aug. 20 / 1741 - Alaska discovered by Vitus Bering / 1920 - Professional football is born / Radio Day
Aug. 21 / 1959 - Hawaii annexed to the United States / 1858 - First Lincoln-Douglas debate held / Senior Citizen Day
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May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
Aug. 22 / 1864 - International Red Cross founded / 1950 - Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour. / Be an Angel Day / Tooth Fairy Day
Aug. 23 / 2000 - First "Survivor" finale airs / 1989 - Pete Rose gets booted from baseball for betting on the sport / 1814 - Dolly Madison saves portrait from the British / Sponge Cake Day
Aug. 24 / 79 - Mt. Vesuvius erupts / 1814 - British troops capture and burn Washington / 1932 - Amelia Earhart flew across the U.S. / Knife Day
Aug. 25 / 1835 - The Great Moon Hoax / 1916 - National Park Service established /1939 - The Wizard of Oz debuts / Banana Split Day
Aug. 26 / 1939 - First televised major league baseball game / Dog Day / Women Equality Day
Aug. 27 / 1883 - Krakatau explodes / 1910 - Mother Teresa was born / 2007 - NFL star, Michael Vick, pleads guilty in dog fighting case / Just Because Day / Petroleum Day
Aug. 28 / 1869 - Three leave Powell's Grand Canyon expedition / 1963 - Martin Luther King delivered his "I have a Dream" speech / 1996 - Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce / Cherry Turnover Day
Aug. 29 / 1949 - Soviets explode atom bomb / 1958 - Michael Jackson is born / 1934 - The first Boy scout camp opened / 2004 - Marathoner assaulted at the Olympics / Lemon Juice Day
Aug. 30 / 30 B.C. - Cleopatra commits suicide / Toasted Marshmallow Day / Frankenstein Day
Aug. 31 / 1955 - First solar powered car / 1897 - Edison patents the Kinetograph (movie camera) / Eat Outside Day