Archive for June 30th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day 2009 (06/30)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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

June 30 : 04 days to July 4th

Did you know there are nine places named “freedom,” including the most populous city on the list: Freedom, California (population 6,000 residents)?

Did you know there is one city named Patriot in America? It’s in Indiana. Population 192?

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 (06/30)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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

June 30 : 01 day to July

Did you know that July is the hottest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere?

Average temperatures are in the 90s across most of the United States. In the Southern Hemisphere, July is the height of the winter season.

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 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Leap Second Adjustment Time

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

06302007t.jpgLeap Second Adjustment Time
A leap second can be added, or subtracted, twice a year to keep time in sync with the atomic clock time.

The second is added, or subtracted, at midnight on June 30th and January 31st.

Although a…leap second is “added” at midnight, its effect actually slows down the atomic clock by one second…since a…leap second represents an extra second that must be counted before the new day can begin.

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