August 15th is officially Check The Chip Day & Relaxation Day.
Welcome to the 228th day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 138 days remaining in 2024.
If this day is your birthday or you want to know more about August 15, then we welcome you to a day that has a huge importance in history. Find out what historical events happened on this day, and what makes today so important.
Did you know that on this day in 1519, Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila founded Panama City? It became a launching point for the conquest of Peru and a transit point for riches heading back to Spain.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 15th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 15 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Kristofer Helgen announced the discovery of the olinguito, a mammal of the raccoon family Procyonidae.
The olinguito was the first new carnivorous species found in the Americas in 35 years.
Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope detected a deep-space radio signal.
The signal from the Saggitarius constellation bore all the signs of being extraterrestrial in origin. When an astronomer discovered the signal recording a few days later, he was stunned and impressed with it and wrote “Wow!” on the computer printout, leading to the signal being called the Wow! Signal.
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Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on Aug 15 throughout history.
One of television’s great contributions is that it brought murder back into the home, where it belongs.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Relaxation Day
Today is National Relaxation Day, which can only mean one thing – it’s time to chill out. Today means doing whatever it is you find the most relaxing. For some, that’s reading a good book, swinging in a hammock, going for a spa day, or just sleeping in. You do you!
National Check The Chip Day
We all want to do our best to protect our furry friends, and ensuring you can be contacted if they get lost is critical to their wellbeing! So take part in National Check The Chip Day today by booking your pet into a vet clinic to check their chip is in proper working order.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In 1866, The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million by writing a check.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Leo zodiac sign.
Leos are larger than life, and they love to be seen and heard. Their typical traits include being confident, ambitious, loyal, generous, and big-hearted.
People born in August all have the Peridot birthstone. The peridot is a green gem that can be found in meteorites that have fallen to Earth. This makes the peridot the only wearable transparent gemstone that can come from out of this world.
If you were lucky enough to be born on August 15th, you were likely conceived around November 22nd, the year before.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around May 8, 2025.