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The Month Of Augustus Or August
Statue Of Augustus
The eighth month of the calendar year is August. August has thirty-one days.
In ancient Roman times, August was the sixth month and only had thirty days. At that time the month was called Sextilis meaning "sixth".
It was after Julius Caesar was killed, that his nephew , Augustus became the emperor of Rome.
Augustus, wanting to be as powerful as his Uncle . Being that July was named for Julius Caesar, Augustus decided to name the following month after himself.
The first emperor Augustus
The first emperor Augustus (27 B.C.-14 A.D.) was the most honored and adored man in roman history.
The film to the right shows why he came to that power and what he did with it.
August 15th,1947 Father Of India
A wise and holy person, in India is called mahatma, the meaning of this title is "great soul".
The greatest mahatma of all, known as the "father of India" is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Gandhi as a leader was against violence. His belief was that the way a person behaves is more important than what one succeeds in doing.
For many years Gandhi worked for India's freedom from Great Britain. On August 15th, of 1947, the day he dreamed of finally came. But alas, it was also a sad day. Hindus and Muslims had many quarrels which resulted in many riots, because of their religious differences. Thus, Gandhi's beloved India was divided into two countries,,,India and Pakistan.
Gandhi was a Hindu who believed that people of all religions, despite their differences, could live together in peace. Even so, this was not to be.
January 30th, 1948, Gandhi was shot to death by a man who feared what the mahatma believed.
Born on October 2, 1869. In Porbandar, India
Assasinated on January 30, 1948.
Biography of Mahatma Gandhi
Published on Sep 21, 2012
Release Date:8 December 1982 (USA).
Genre:Biography / Drama.
Tagline:His Triumph Changed The World Forever.
Plot Outline:Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest
The Symbols Of August
Symbols Of August
The Birthstone for August is the Peridot or Onyx
August birth flower is the gladiolus or the poppy
The birth sign of the Zodiac ..Leo up to August 21st and Virgo from August 22nd onward.
Interesting Events Happening in August
Twinsburg, Ohio celebrates Twins Days
The Obon Festival, a Japanese Buddhist custom
August 12th in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the shooting season for Red Grouse
August 13th is International Left handers Day
August 14th Pakistan's Independence Day
August 15th Indian Independence Day (see article above, Gandhi )
August 18th Vietnam's Day ( Australia ) The Battle Of Long Ten
August 19th World Humanitarian Day
August 23rd Black Ribbon Day
August 29th International Day Against Nuclear Tests
August 30th International Day of The Disappeared
These are just to mention a few there are many many more interesting days and events for the month of August. And as August ends so does summer ,The children return to school and the leaves begin fall from the trees as the season changes.
Months Of The Year
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The sixth month of the year brings us to June. June has thirty days. In ancient Roman times the year began in March, thereby making June the fourth month of the year.
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