Concerning August 25th.

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 237th day of the year, with 128 days remaining.

National Day in Uruguay.

Born today : Cartoonist Walt Kelly, one-time Disney animator and creator of Pogo, in 1913.

Departed today : Truman Capote, author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, in 1984.

Today in history : The New York Sun published the first of six articles in the Great Moon Hoax, detailing the discovery of life on the moon, in 1835.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon.  From This Book…of More Perfectly Useless Information ~ See at

Quote of the day : “Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” – Samuel Butler.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Kludge (klooj) : a haphazard or makeshift solution to a problem and especially to a computer or programming problem .  From Merriam-Webster

August is named for the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar.

National Water Quality Month.

August birthstone : Peridot, for married happiness.

August flower : The poppy, Papaver sp.

“Dry August and warm doth harvest no harm.” – Thomas Tussert.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

“Whilst the publisher makes every effort to verify the accuracy of the information presented herein it should not be used to decide wagers, resolve border disputes, or settle disagreements between spouses. Thank you.”

From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.