Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Do You Know Why August has 31 Days?

An apocryphal story explains it this way when Augustus Caesar claimed control of the Roman Empire. He wanted August (the month named after him) to have as many days as July (month named after his predecessor Julius Caesar). From that point on, August had 31 days, after he eliminated two days from February, leaving it with 28 days.

Fresco paintings inside the House of Augustus, his residence during his reign as emperor by Cassius Ahenobarbus Fresco paintings inside the House of Augustus, his residence during his reign as emperor by Cassius Ahenobarbus

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