3rd August

1958 USS Nautilus, a nuclear submarine, travels under the Arctic. It was commissioned in response to Russia’s Sputnik, the world’s first manmade satellite, which made America super jealous.

Make a submarine for bath time!

Hungry Ghost Month begins (2016, China): People burn pretend money outside their homes or businesses. This money is for the ghosts to spend while they are here. They also put food out for the ghosts. They hope that if the ghosts have food and money they won’t cause any trouble.

Also today:

  • Niger Independence Day (from France, 1960)
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Emancipation Day
  • Venezuela Flag Day – see 5th July
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