Monday, August 12, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt Day, Vinyl Record Day, more

August 12th, 2013, is Eleanor Roosevelt Day, Vinyl Record Day, Middle Child's Day, International Youth Day, Mother's Day (Thailand), and Armed Forces Day (Zimbabwe).

The second Monday of August is Eleanor Roosevelt Day. Learn more about this great woman who was married to Franklin D. Roosevelt and accomplished much in her own right.

Because Thomas Edison invented the phonograph on August 12th, it is the proposed date for the national celebration of Vinyl Record Day. The Vinyl Record Day nonprofit organization is dedicated to "the preservation of the cultural influence, the recordings and the cover art of the vinyl record; celebrating our fondest music with friends and family; and promoting the future of vinyl." Don't know about you, but I have a nice stash of vinyl records from my younger days!

Middle Child's Day celebrates the ones in the middle, not the trailblazers or the babies, but the ones who add personality and common ground to a family. Pay special attention to your middle child or children on this day.

International Youth Day is a United-Nations-sponsored holiday, celebrating young adults and their quality of life.

Thailand celebrates both Mother's Day and the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on this date.

Zimbabwe observes Armed Forces Day on August 12th, celebrating the formation of the Zimbabwe National Army in 1980.

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