White Rabbits for August

It is an English tradition to say White Rabbits on the first day of each month. In this series I am saying white rabbits and giving some interesting notes on the month ahead, enjoy!

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The month of August is a Roman innovation. Before August was added to the year there were ten months which we have an October and a December. This was a good system and you would be forgiven for thinking that the person who messed it up should be stabbed to death, because he was. August is named for the first Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar. He was Julius Caesar’s nephew who wanted revenge after his uncle was stabbed to death in the senate. When he returned to Rome in power he refused the crown and said he would not be king, only emperor.