Thursday, August 31, 2017

Also on This Day: August 31

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Dominic del Val - Patron of Altar Boys, Acolytes, and Choir Boys

Thoughtful Thursday
We Love Memoirs Day

Maria Montessori was born in 1870, and Arthur Godfrey was born in 1903.  William Saroyan was born in 1908, and Alan Jay Lerner was born in 1918.

Eat Outside Day

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Also on This Day: August 28

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo - Patron of Brewers

National Cherry Turnovers Day

UPS was founded in 1907.

Kano Motonobu, co-founder of the Kano School of Painting, was born in 1476.  Richard Tucker, tenor, was born in 1913, and Tasha Tudor was born in 1915.

National Bow Tie Day

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Also on This Day: August 27

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Monica - Patroness of Wives, and Abuse Victims
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted - Patroness of Brides, Difficult Marriages, Widows, Victims of Abuse

Tarzan Day
National Pots de Creme Day

Man Ray was born in 1890.  Lyndon B. Johnson was born in 1908, and Martha Raye was born in 1916.

Banana Lovers Day

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Also on This Day: August 26

Also on this day...
National Dog Day
Special Kind Words Saturday

Women's Equality Day - In 1920, on this day, women were granted the constitutional right to vote.

Cherry Popsicle Day

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Also on This Day: August 25

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Louis, King of France
Feast of St. Genesius - Patron of Actors
Feast of St. Louis IX - Patron of Hairdressers

National Banana Split Day
National Second-hand Wardrobe Day

Walt Kelly was born in 1913, and Van Johnson was born in 1916.

Ruby Keeler

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Also on This Day: August 23

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Rose of Lima - Patroness of Embroiderers, Gardeners, and Florists

Hug Your Sweetheart Day
National Sponge Cake Day

Valentino Day (Rudolph Valentino died on August 23, 1926)

Dick Bruna was born in 1927.

National Buttered Corn Day

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Also on This Day: August 22

Also on this day...
National Be an Angel Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
National Bao (hot Asian buns) Day

St. Columba is said to have encountered the Loch Ness monster in 565.

President Theodore Roosevelt rode in a car in 1902.  This was the first time that a sitting U.S. president made a public appearance in an automobile.

Claude Debussy was born in 1862, and Jacques Lipchitz - sculptor - was born in 1891.  Giada De Laurentiis was born in 1970.

Feast of Mary, Queen of Heaven

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Also on This Day: August 19

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Ezequiel Moreno y Diaz - Patron of Cancer Patients
Feast of St. Sebald - Patron Against Cold and Cold Weather - many miracles were attributed to him, including turning icicles into firewood

World Humanitarian Day
National Potato Day

Orville Wright was born in 1871, and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was born in 1883.  Odgen Nash was born in 1902.

Honey Bee Day

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Also on This Day: August 18

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga - Patron of Poor People, Street Children, and Social Workers

National Bad Poetry Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day
National Men's Grooming Day

Meriwether Lewis was born in 1774, and Marshall Field was born in 1834.  Anna Archer was born in 1859, and Shelley Winters was born in 1920.

Virginia Dare

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Also on This Day: August 17

Also on this day...
National #2 Pencil Day
National Vanilla Custard Day
National Thrift Shop Day

Davy Crockett was born in 1786, and Samuel Goldwyn was born in 1879.

Mae West

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Also on This Day: August 15

Also on this day...
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
National Relaxation Day

Edna Ferber was born in 1885, and Bill Baird was born in 1904.  Julia Child was born in 1912, and Tom Colicchio was born in 1962.

The Assumption of Mary

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Annie Oakley

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Also on This Day: August 12

Also on this day...
International Youth Day
National Garage Sale Day
Middle Child's Day

Self-appointed emperor of the United States, Joshua Abraham Norton, abolished the Democratic and Republican parties in 1869.

Cecil B. DeMille was born in 1881, and Marion Lorne was born in 1883.  Walter Dean Myers was born in 1937, and Miss Cleo was born in 1962.

World Elephant Day

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Also on This Day: August 11

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Clare of Assisi - Patroness of Eye Disease, Laundry, and Television

Presidential Joke Day
Play in the Sand Day
Sons and Daughters Day

Dik Browne was born in 1917, and Alex Haley was born in 1921.  Steve Wozniak was born in 1950.

Feast of St. Philomena

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Day Nine of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Book Lovers Day

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Feast of St. Edith Stein

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Day Eight of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: Augut 8

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day

Brian Hyland's version of "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1960.

Esther Williams was born in 1921, and Rudi Gernreich was born in 1922.

Feast of St. Dominic

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Tu B'Av!

Tu B'Av is the Jewish holiday of love - similar to Valentine's Day.

It began at sunset on Sunday, August 6.  It ends at nightfall today, Monday, August 7.

Day Seven of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: August 7

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Cajetan - Patron of Workers, Job Seekers, and Unemployed People

National Lighthouse Day
Beach Party Day

Purple Heart Day was created in 1782.  The Purple Heart was originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit.

Mata Hari was born in 1876.  The Amazing Randi - skeptic magician - was born in 1928, and Garrison Keillor was born in 1942.

Sea Serpent Day

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Day Six of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: August 6

Also on this day...
American Family Day
Hiroshima Day
National Friendship Day
National Root Beer Float Day

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Alfred Lord Tennyson was born in 1809, and Lucille Ball was born in 1911.  Andy Warhol was born in 1928, and Howard Hodgkin was born in 1932.

Feast of the Transfiguration

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Day Five of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

National Underwear Day

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Also on This Day: August 4

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: August 4

Also on this day...
Single Working Women's Day
Hooray for Kids Day
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Louis Vuitton was born in 1821, and Queen Elizabeth - the Queen Mother - was born in 1900.

Barack Obama

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Day Three of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

National Watermelon Day

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Day Two of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: August 2

Also on this day...
National Coloring Book Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Pierre Charles L'Enfant was born in 1754.  Myrna Loy was born in 1905, and Betsy Bloomingdale was born in 1922.  James Baldwin was born in 1924, and Kathy Lennon was born in 1943.

Dinosaurs Day

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Day One of the August Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: August 1

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori, Patron of Confessors

Lammas
Lughnasadh
Respect for Parents Day

Francis Scott Key was born in 1779, and Herman Melville was born in 1819.  Lionel Bart was born in 1930, and Dom DeLuise was born in 1933.

Homemade Pie Day

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