Archive for July 27th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to August 2009 (07/27)

Monday, July 27th, 2009


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

July 27 : 05 days to August

Did you know that the month of August is named for Augustus, Julius Ceasar’s grandnephew?

After he defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra to became emperor of Rome, the Roman Senate voted to name a month after him, just as they had named the month of July his great uncle. Not only was August named after him, but the Roman Senate decided to lengthen the month from 30 days to 31 days — since Julius’ month, July, also had 31 days.

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

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: August

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(July 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
You’ve heard of taking your pets for a walk, right? Well, today’s the day to take your plants for a walk. This houseplant holiday is supposed to help your greenery have a better sense of its environment.



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