Sunday, June 30, 2013

Leap Second Adjustment Time, Log Cabin Day, Social Media Day, more

June 30th, 2013, is Leap Second Adjustment Time, Meteor Watch Day, Descendants Day, Log Cabin Day, Independence Day (Congo), Dia del Ejercito, and Social Media Day.

On the last day of June, Leap Second Adjustment Time, the International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service determines if it's necessary to add or subtract a second from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to align with astronomical time. Leap Second Adjustment Time also occurs on the last day of December., but there is some talk of abolishing this practice entirely.

June 30th is Meteor Watch Day. This day isn't expected to be meteor-rich, but you never know. Look up now and then!

Descendants Day is always observed on the last Sunday in June. Take time to write or record some family history, especially that of older relatives, so their stories will live on.

Log Cabin Day was founded in 1986 by the Log Cabin Society and the Bad Axe Historical Society. Set aside your tablets, phones, and laptops, and imagine what life would be like in a log cabin, by candlelight, at a slower, less interactive pace.

The Congo observes Independence Day on June 30th, celebrating independence since 1960.

Guatemala observes Army Day or Dia del Ejercito on this date, honoring the soldiers who fought to liberate the Guatemalan people.

Mashable celebrates Social Media Day on June 30th. Meetups are scheduled around the world - maybe even in your neck of the woods.

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