2016 Daily Holidays that fall on August 21, include:
God's Preeminence Day - August 21, 2016 (Third Sunday in August)
National Hug Your Boss Day - August 21, 2015 (Third Friday in August) 2016 - TBD
National Pecan Torte Day
Senior Citizen's Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include August 21, are:
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 19 - September 5, 2016
Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
National Aviation Week - August 15-21 (Always during the week of Orville Wright's Birthday on August 19)
North American Organic Brewers Week - August 18-21, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include August 21, 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
XXXI Summer Olympic Games 2016 - August 5-August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Astrological Sign for August 21 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.
1754 - William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor who created gas lighting (d. 1839)
1930 - Princess Margaret, countess of Snowdon and Sister of Queen Elizabeth II (d. 2002)
1938 - Kenny Rogers, American country singer, songwriter, actor
1956 - Kim Cattrall, English-American actress (Sex and the City)
1989 - Hayden Panettiere, American actress and singer (Heroes, Nashville)
1796 - John McKinly, American physician and politician who was the 1st Governor of Deleware (b. 1721)
2005 - Robert Moog, American businessman who was the pioneer of electronic music and founder of Moog Music (b. 1934)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1745 - Peter III, (Future Russian Czar) marries Ekaterina Alexeivna who is later known as Catherine the Great
1982 - Singer Bono (Lead singer of U2) marries businesswoman and activist Alison "Ali" Stewart
2010 - Actor and director Stephen Moyer marries actress Anna Paquin (both stars of True Blood)
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Planning allows you to take a poor habit, and develop a plan to change that habit, and then develop a healthy diet habit that works for you.
We have all heard the saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. What that means is that success belongs to those who plan. If you cruise along with no plans, you will likely fail. You will have no measurable goal to shoot for. Everyone needs goals related to weight control, and these goals should be planned.
1932 - Wes Ferrell is the 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1966 - Mickey Wright wins the LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1977 - Donna Patterson Brice sets the high speed water skiing record at 111.11 mph
1985 - Mary Decker Slaney set a new world record for a mile run at 4:16.71
1986 - Spike Owens of the Red Sox scores 6 runs in a 24-5 game with the Cleveland Indians
1986 - With 2 outs in the 6th inning, the Red Sox score 11 runs
1987 - A new harness racing mile was set by Mack Lobell at 1:52
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (rhetoric) Goodwill towards an audience, either perceived or real; the perception that the speaker has the audience's interest at heart. 2. (medicine, psychology) A state of normal adult mental health.
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