Archive for May 29th, 2009

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).

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of June! So stop by again tomorrow.

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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

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