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August is the 8th month on the Gregorian calendar named after Augustus Caesar, flower is Gladiolus or Poppy, Birthstone are Peridot or Onyx. Observances Happiness Happens Month, Peach Month, National Goat Cheese Month, & National Catfish Month. Famous or Infamous  people born in August Sidney Crosby NHL hockey player, Vincent Kennedy McMahon  WWE chairman and CEO, &   1920 Charlie Parker aka Bird Jazz great . Major  Events  1962 Marilyn Monroe dies of a drug overdose,  1939 The world premiere of The Wizard of OZ, &   1776 The American Revolution.

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