2020 Daily Holidays that fall on August 12, include:
Baseball Fans Day
IBM PC Day
International Youth Day
Julienne Fries Day
Middle Child Day
National Sewing Machine Day
Truck Driver Day
Vinyl Record Day
World Calligraphy Day - August 12, 2020 (Wednesday of Second Full Week in August)
World Elephant Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include August 12, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Elvis Week - August 8-16, 2020
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 9-16, 2020 (Second Week in August)
National Motorcycle Week - August 9-15, 2020 (Second Week in August)
National Resurrect Romance Week - August 9-15, 2020 (Second Full Week in August)
Perseid Meteor Showers - August 11-12, 2020
Safe + Sound Week - August 10-16, 2020
U.S. Amateur Golf Week - August 10-16, 2020
Weird Contest Week - August 9-16, 2020 (Second Week in August)
2020 Monthly Holidays that include August 12, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 7-16, 2020
The Astrological Sign for August 12 is Leo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:
Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
The Birthstone(s) for August is:
Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.
1910 - Jane Wyatt, American actress and singer (Father Knows Best)(d. 2006)
1933 - Parnelli Jones, American race car driver
1939 - George Hamilton, American actor
1971 - Pete Sampras, American tennis player
30 BC - Cleopatra, Egyptian Queen (b. 69 BC)
1861 - Eliphalet Remington, American businessman who founded Remington Arms (b. 1793)
1964 - Ian Fleming, English spy, journalist, and author who wrote the James Bond novels (b. 1908)
2007 - Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer who created Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (b. 1925)
1988 - Country music singer John Denver marries actress Cassandra Delaney
Quote of the Day
No One in the World needs an Elephant Tusk but an Elephant!
~ Thomas Schmidt
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of August is Family Meals Month!
Your dinner meal plan should be the easiest meal plan of the day to develop, because you have total control of your food environment. If you have purchased healthy foods, you are set for fun!
Cooking great fresh healthy dinner meals is not rocket science, just good old fashioned common sense! It’s also fast. My goal is always to whip up dinner meals at home that take less time than fast food! Fast home cooked healthy meals are a healthy diet habit!
Find out some Healthy Diet Habit tips for Dinner Meal Planning from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1492 - On his first voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands
1851 - Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine
1865 - British surgeon Joseph Lister, performs first antiseptic surgery
1898 - The Hawaiian flag is lowered and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty to the United States
1914 - During World War I, the United Kingdom declares war on Austria and Hungary
1944 - Nazi German troops end the week long Wola massacre where 40,000 people were killed
1950 - American POWs are massacred by the North Korean Army
1952 - Thirteen prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow, Russia
1960 - Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite is launched
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer is released
1985 - Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Gunma Prefecture, Japan killing 520
2000 - The Russian Navy submarine Kursk explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise, killing all 118 on board
2015- Two massive explosions kill 173 and injure up to 800 more in Tianjin, China
This Day in Music
1958 - Sixteen Candles is recorded by The Crests
1974 - Can't Get Enough by Bad Company is released (video below)
1982 - School's Out by Alice Cooper hits #1 in the UK
1989 - Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx his #1 in the US
1994 - Woodstock 2 begins in Saugerties, New York with a crowd of approx. 350,000.
2008 - A Little Bit Longer featuring hit single Burning Up by The Jonas Brothers debuts at #1 in America
This Day in Sports
1851 - During the 1st America's Cup, the U.S. schooner America beats the British yacht Aurora
1879 - The First National Archery Association tournament is held in Chicago
1928 - The 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterday
1935 - Babe Ruth plays his final game at Fenway Park in front of 41,766 spectators
1994 - The 1994 World Series is canceled due to the Major League Baseball players going on strike
2016 - Katie Ledecky becomes the most decorated U.S. female athlete at one Olympics after winning 4 golds and 1 silver. She is also the 1st swimmer to win the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at the same Olympics since 1968
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (sports) A heat (as in rowing or fencing) in which the bet competitors who have lost in a previous round compete for a place or places yet left in the next round.
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