Archive for June 27th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day 2009 (06/27)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 27 : 07 days to July 4th

Did you know that the first American flag was sewn by seamstress Betsy Ross in May 1777, at the behest of the Continental Congress?

The original version of the flag had thirteen stripes and thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies that signed the Declaration of Independence.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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Did You Know? Countdown to July 2009 (06/27)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

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

June 27 : 04 days to July

Did you know that the birthstone for the month of July is the ruby?


Rubies are naturally red, varying from light pink to dark maroon, and often with a purplish cast. Rubies have long since been associated with love and passion, making the ruby a universally popular gemstone — even for those without July birthdays.

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

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: July


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(June 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Decide to Be Married Day

Saturday, June 27th, 2009


Decide to Be Married Day

“It’s in the deciding to be united in love, to express your joyful onesness to every person you meet, and in every action you take and together a perfect marriage you’ll make*”

Inspired by the poem Decided to Be Married, a day for celebrating those brave souls who’ve decided its time to get married.

Oh. And by the way – its also National HIV Testing Day!

 

*Decided to Be Married; poem
photo credit: via flickr

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