Summer facts

Summer is one of the most favored seasons, mostly because school is over. Here are some cool facts about summer.



By Hannah Escochea, Staff Writer

Summer is one of the best times throughout the year because that’s when school is over!! So here are some cool facts some people don’t know about. 

1. The first modern Olympic games were held in the summer of 1896 in Athens, Greece. 

2. The last day of summer is September 20th 

3. July is National ice cream month. 

4. The longest day of the year is on the summer solstice. 

5. Watermelon is one of the popular summer treats. 

6. Ice pops were invented in 1905 by an 11-year-old boy. 

7.  More thunderstorms occur during summer than any other time of year.  

8. August was named after Julius Caesar’s nephew. 

9. The first national spelling bee was held on June 17, 1825. 

10. Snow cones are very popular.