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August 31st, 1997

Au g u st FU N FACTS

The death of Princess Diana and the outpouring of grief that followed was a unforgettable moment in modern history. Thousands of floral tributes were left outside Kensington Palace, her London home, in the days following her death, before the UK and the world came to a standstill as millions stopped to watch her funeral. It is hard to believe that those events were 20 years ago in August — and the anniversary will be marked with a series of events and tributes this August.

On August 28, 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave one of the most memorable speeches in history. Speaking to over 200,000 civil rights demonstrators from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. In his speech Dr. King stated, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

137,026 SETS August 10, 2017 of twins were born in the U.S. last year according to the National Vital Statistics Report which was released this past January. The annual Twins Days Festival takes place on the first full weekend of August each year in Twinsburg, Ohio and its attendees range in age from newborns to nonagenarians. So if you have a twin, whether you are identical or fraternal, young or old, grab your camera and have a blast doubling up at this year’s festival.

Move over summer, a new school year is coming! So before you find yourself standing in line with other parents, pushing shopping carts filled with pencils and notebooks, do your own homework. Get your family organized and ready to head back to school!

August 16 National Roller Coaster Day Since you don’t need us to tell you how to celebrate this event, please secure all loose items and strap yourself in for a little roller coaster trivia: • SheiKra is North America’s first dive coaster • Montu is rated one of the top ten coasters in the world • The Cheetah Hunt sprints down 4,429 feet of track

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