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Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 2nd is National Sister's Day. Celebrating the spirit of sisterhood: sisters nationwide show appreciation and give recognition to one another for the special relationship they share. Send a card, make a phone call or share memories, photos, flowers, and candy. Sisters may include biological sisters, sorority sistes, sisterly friends, ect. Annually Sister's Day is the first Sunday in August.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Historical
    - On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail half an hour before sunrise from Palos, Spain. With three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and a crew of 90, he sailed "for Cathay" but found instead a New World of the Americas, first landing at Guanahani (San Salvador Island in the Bahamas) on October 12th.

Friday, August 7th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Historical
    - August 7, 1782 in Newburgh, NY, General George Washington ordered the creation of a Badge of Military Merit. The badge consisted of a purple cloth heart with silver braided edge. Only three are know to have been awarded during the Revolutionary War. The award was reinstituted on the bicentennial of Washington's birth, February 22, 1932, and recognizes those wounded in action.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 8th is National Garage Sale Day. A day to turn the nation into a giant shopping mall! Annually, the second Saturday in August.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - August 12th-16th at Portland Golf Club in Portland, OR.

    Wednesday, August 12: 4:00-7:00PM, Round of 64
    Thursday, August 13: 4:00-7:00PM, Round Of 32/Round Of 16 Matches
    Friday, August 14: 4:00-7:00PM, Quarterfinal Matches
    Saturday, August 15: 4:00-7:00PM, Semifinal Matches
    Sunday, August 16: 4:00-7:00PM, Championship Match

Friday, August 14th, 2015

  • | Morning | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:53 AM EST

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Historical
    - On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on this day in an alfalfa field near Yasgur's farm in Bethel, NY. The three-day rock concert featured 24 bands and drew a crowd of more than 400,000.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - August 19th-23rd at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia, IL.

    Wednesday, August 19: 3:00 - 6:00PM EST, Round Of 64 Matches
    Thursday, August 20: 3:00 - 6:00 PM EST, Round Of 32/Round Of 16 Matches
    Friday, August 21: 3:00 - 6:00 PM EST, Quarterfinal Matches
    Saturday, August 22: 3:00 - 6:00 PM EST, Semifinal Matches
    Sunday, August 23: 3:00 - 6:00 PM EST, Championship Match

Monday, August 24th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Trivia
    - August 24, 2006, on the last day of the annual International Astronomical Union meeting at Prague, Czech Republic, 424 astronomers voted to demote Pluto from planet status. They determined that Pluto is instead a dwarf planet.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Trivia
    - On August 25, 1939, the motion picture classic the Wizard of Oz was released. Directed by Victor Fleming, the movie was a musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum children's book with both black-and-white and color sequences. It starred Judy Garland as Dorothy as well as Frank Morgan as the Wizard, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Bert Lahr as the Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Man and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. Nominated for six Academy Awards, it won two for best original music score and best song "Over the Rainbow".

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us and the unconditional love they give us. Annually, National Dog Day is August 26th.
  • | All Day | NATL - Historical
    - Anniversary of certification as part of US Constitution, in 1920, of the 19th Amendment, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex with regard to voting. Congresswoman, Bella Abzug's bill to designate August 26th of each year as "Women's Equality Day" in August 1974 became Public Law 93-382.

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Friday, September 11th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - National Holidays
    - Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.

    Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

    Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - National Holidays
    - The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - National Holidays
    - Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora'im ("Days of Awe") which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei. Tishrei is the first month of the Jewish civil year, but the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year.

    The day is said to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of humanity's role in God's world. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year".

    This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on September 13th and ends on the evening of September 15th. During Rosh Hashanah services, and at the end of Yom Kippur, the shofar is blown like a trumpet. Hearing the shofar's call is a reminder for us to look inward and repent for the sins of the past year.

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