August 2014
1 Birthday of Herman Melville
2 International Forgiveness Day
4 Tish'a B'Av (until August 5)
5 Death day of Isaac Ben Solomon Luria
5 Birthday of Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
6 Introduction of the World Wide Web
6 Transfiguration Day (Western Christian Churches)
6 Commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings (until August 9)
7 Birthday of Garrison Keillor
10 Raksha Bandhan
11 Feast of St. Clare of Assisi
13 Birthday of Lucy Stone
15 Assumption Day (Western Churches)
17 Sri Krishna Jayanti (until August 18)
18 Birthday of Rosalynn Carter
19 Transfiguration Day (Eastern Christian Churches)
20 Birthday of the White Buffalo
20 Birthday of Paul Johannes Tillich (1886 - 1965)
22 Birthday of Claude Debussy
23 Birthday of Malvina Reynolds (1900 - 1978)
25 Birthday of Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
26 Women's Equality Day
26 Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
28 “I Have a Dream” speech
28 Assumption Day (Eastern Christian Churches)
28 Birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
29 Birthday of Henry Bergh (1811 - 1888)
31 Birthday of Itzhak Perlman (b. 1945)
31 Birthday of Maria Montessori, M.D. (1870 - 1952)
  
September 2014
1 Labor Day
2 Birthday of Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (1948-1986)
2 Birthday of Frank C. Laubach (1884 - 1970)
4 Anniversary of Peter Rabbit
6 Anniversary of Liberation Theology
6 Birthday of Jane Addams (1860 - 1935)
7 National Grandparents Day
8 International Literacy Day
8 Nativity of Blessed Mary (W. Christian Churches)
8 Navajo Sing (until September 15)
9 Birthday of Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
10 Birthday of Jean Vanier (b. 1928)
11 9/11 Peace Prayer Day
12 Birthday of Jesse Owens (1913-1986)
15 Respect for the Aged Day (Japan)
17 Feast Day of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
20 Jim Henson and the Muppets
21 Nativity of Blessed Mary (E. Christian Churches)
21 International Day of Peace
21 World Gratitude Day
22 Equinox
23 Aki-no-Higan
24 Rosh Hashanah (until September 26)
25 Birthday of William Faulkner (1897-1962)
26 Birthday of George Gershwin (1898-1937)
26 Birthday of T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
26 Birthday of Johnny Appleseed (1774-1845)
28 Birthday of Confucius (557-479 BCE)
29 Archangels' Feast: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
30 Birthday of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)