Much to the dismay of Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service, there are no federal holidays in August. Because we’re always looking for an excuse to throw a good party, let's make one up! If you’ve got an idea for a zany, brainy event or person worthy of national recognition on a certain day each August, make your case in the comments.

We’ll pick our favorite and celebrate it here next month. If your idea is chosen, you’ll win a copy of The Mental Floss History of the United States and the t-shirt of your choice.