by Dr. Don Kuehle
Pity poor old August. Unless one has a birthday or an anniversary in August, there is absolutely nothing spectacular or notable about this summer-is-almost-over month.
Originally this month was called Sextilis; it stood in the sixth place on the calendar. Then, as changes occurred in the calendar, Sextilis was moved to the eighth position in the year, and was renamed August.
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