Archive for July 29th, 2009

(July 29) Tonight we're observing . . .  Tisha B’Av

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009


Tisha B’Av (Jewish – begins at sundown)
This Jewish holiday mourns the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE. Many commemorate the day by fasting and by reciting a mournful liturgy.

photo credit: via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to August 2009 (07/29)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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

July 29 : 03 days to August

Did you know that those of you with August birthdays share your special month with…

…the late Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia (August 1), Domestic Goddess Martha Stewart (August 3) U.S. President Barack Obama (August 4), the first moon-walking astronaut Neil Armstrong (August 5), chef Julia Child (August 14), singer/superstar Madonna (August 16), Former US President Bill Clinton (August 19), basketball great Wilt Chamberlain (August 21), and groundbreaking educator Maria Montessori (August 31).

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Madonna
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US Pres Barack Obama
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Martha Stewart

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
Photos: Madonna, Martha Stewart – Wikipedia
Pres. Barack Obama – Official White House photo

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(July 29) Today we're observing . . .  The Anniversary of NASA

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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The Anniversary of NASA
Established in 1958, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been responsible for the US space program, all its successes and its failures.

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