August

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days. Named for Augustus Octavianus. The month has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as Julius Caesar's July. Augustus placed the month where it is because that's when Cleopatra died. Before Augustus renamed August, it was called Sextilis in Latin, since it was the sixth month in the Roman calendar which started in March.

August begins on the same day of week as February in a leap year.

In Ireland, August used to be known as Lughnasadh, named after the god Lugh

See Also: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

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August is a November of 1986 (see 1986 in music) album by blues rocker Eric Clapton.

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