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Did you know? These 10 notable things happened in August

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The month of August occupies an unenviable slot in the calendar.

Sitting in the No. 8 hole, August lacks a national holiday and is mostly regarded as the beginning of the end of summer vacation for school kids (Arizona kids start going back as early as mid-July).

On the plus side, August means we’re inching closer to the fall and winter holidays. Yay!

But lots of things have happened in the month. Big stuff — some of it cool, some of it sad — has made the history books in August.

The gallery below highlights some of those events.

 

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