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August 2016 News and Fun Facts

August news and interesting facts about August

Duck Stamp  2016 Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit

During the month of August, the library will have the Iowa winners for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.  On display are the best of show winners as well as the first, second and third place winners from each age level.

Glads  August Fun Facts

  • Birthstone - Peridot
  • Flower - Gladiola and Poppy
  • Friendship day - 1st Sunday of August
  • National Goat Cheese Month
  • August 2, 1909 - Lincoln penny was issued
  • August 6, 1926 - Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel
  • August 6, 1945 - Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
  • August 12, 1877 - Phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison
  • August 12, 1898 - Hawaii was annexed to the United States