Archive for July 28th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to August 2009 (07/28)

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


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

July 28 : 04 days to August

Did you know the birthstone for the month of August is the vibrant green Peridot?

Formed by volcanic activity, the Peridot is mined today in Brazil, Australia, Hawaii, the Congo, and Arizona. Considered a symbol of strenth and the promise of growth, the Peridot can be found in a variety of shades of green, from a light yellowish-green to a dark olive.

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Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: August

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(July 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Singing Telegram Day

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Singing Telegram Day
On this day in 1933, the first singing telegram was delivered. Enjoy this 76-year tradition by sending a singing telegram to someone you love today.

photo credit: via flickr

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