Archive for July, 2009

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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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.

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

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

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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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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 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

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

Monday, July 27th, 2009

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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.

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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.

 

 

(courtesy of http://www.wellcat.com/)

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(July 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Parent’s Day

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

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A day for honoring and paying tribute to the men and women who bring love, stability and strength to the family and the country.

All hail the ‘rents!

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