August is:

  • National Inventors Month;
  • National Water Quality Month; and
  • American Artist Appreciation Month.

Other (unusual) July holidays and events

8/1  

International Friendship Day

start of National Clown Week

8/8  

start of National Smile Week

8/13  

International Left-Handers Day

8/15  

The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, premieres in Hollywood, California in 1939

Woodstock opens in 1969

start of National Friendship Week

8/28   Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech given in 1963