Tag Archives: august month 2018






International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. The date is significant because, during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which set forth events which were a

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World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of Indian doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Malaria hasn’t been an issue in the United States since the 1950’s. Today, mosquitoes are mostly a nuisance. They fly around in silence and bite without warning – often leaving an itchy, annoying bump.  Ross

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Namibia Day

Namibia Day or Heroes’ Day is a national public holiday in Namibia. Namibia Day takes place on August 26, 2016. It is recognized by the United Nations as Namibia Day. The day commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe. National celebrations take place annually at different places, usually

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