Archive for May, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to June 2009 (05/31)

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of June

May 31 : 01 day till June

Did you know that Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June?

Set by Presidential proclamation in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson, the idea of a national celebration of American fathers was first supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. Before then, local Father’s Day commemorations were held in cities and towns around America, including the first ever Father’s Day in Spokane Washington in June, 1910.

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(May 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  What You Think Upon Grows Day

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

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What You Think Upon Grows Day

A day for promoting the idea that the power of positive thinking can turn your dreams into reality.

Did You Know? Countdown to June 2009 (05/30)

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of June

May 30 : 02 days till June

Did you know that June is the first month of the summer season?

The summer solstice, which officially kicks off the hot days of summer, falls on June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, June 21st is the start of the winter solstice. The solstices are reversed on December 21st.

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(May 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Loomis Day

Saturday, May 30th, 2009


Loomis Day
Pay tribute to the inventor of wireless telegraphy, Mahlom Loomis, a Washington DC dentist, who received his patent for wire-free telegraphing on May 30, 1872.

 

 

 

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Did You Know? Countdown to June 2009 (05/29)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of June

May 29 : 03 days till June

Did you know that on June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space?

Also in June, baseball great Babe Ruth played his last game (1935); Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated (1968); Thurgood Marshall became the first black Supreme Court Justice (1967); Watergate was broken in to (1972); and slavery was outlawed in the United States (1862).

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(May 29) Today we're observing . . .  Shavuot

Friday, May 29th, 2009

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Shavuot (Jewish – began last night at sundown)
Today continues the observation of the Jewish holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.

For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net

(May 28) Tonight we're observing . . .  Shavuot

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Shavuot (Jewish – begins at sundown)
A Jewish holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.

For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net

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