Friday, August 9, 2013

Send an Email Day, Hand Holding Day, Rice Pudding Day, more

August 9th, 2013, is Rain of Mussels, Send an Email Day, National Hand Holding Day, National Women's Day, Veep Day, Book Lovers' Day, Nagasaki Day, International Day of the World's Indigenous People, Independence Day (Singapore), and National Rice Pudding Day.

On this date in 1892 a Rain of Mussels fell. Yes, actual mussels, with shells. The strange weather event took place in Paderborn, Germany.

On Send an Email Day, touch base with someone who would love to hear from you. No spam, please, unless you're contacting a Monty Python fanatic.

National Women's Day is an important observance in South Africa. On August 9th, 1956, women marched in protest against pass laws. Pass laws were a part of the Apartheid system, requiring non-whites to carry special documents in order to enter so-called white areas of the country.

Veep Day commemorates the date in 1974 when President Richard Nixon resigned from office, putting into effect new laws of succession. Gerald Ford became the new President of the United States.

To celebrate Book Lovers' Day, set aside your computer - you can do it - and read an actual paper-and-ink book. Remember how relaxing a good read can be.

Nagasaki Day marks the day in 1945, at the end of World War II, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.

August 9th is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. The theme for 2012 is, "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices."

Singapore celebrates Independence Day on August 9th.

If you enjoy rice pudding, then today is the day for you. Celebrate National Rice Pudding Day!

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