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Quirky Holidays in August

Don't let the end of summer drag you down. Celebrate these quirky holidays in August.

8/6: National Root Beer Float Day
The first official root beer float, originally named the "Black Cow" after Cow Mountain, was made in 1893 by Colorado miner Frank J. Wisner.

8/10: Lazy Day
Unsurprisingly, not much is known about how or when this holiday originated.

8/10: National Spoil Your Dog Day
Treat your canine companion to an extra special toy or a spa day at home.

8/12: Middle Child's Day
Created in the '80s to give middle children, who often feel overlooked, some extra love and attention.

8/19: National Potato Day
In 1995, potato seedlings were the first plants grown in space aboard the Columbia.

8/22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
Archaeologists tell us that the first veterinarians began practicing in 3200 B.C.

8/24: Pluto Demoted Day
Pluto lost its planetary designation in 2006, but did you know it was originally named by an 11-year-old in 1930?

8/30: Frankenstein Day
Honor the birthday of Mary Shelley who authored the story of Victor Frankenstein – the fictional scientist who created a monster (inaccurately known as Frankenstein).

 

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