Calendar day; August 31, 2015

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Monday, the 31st of August, 2015 is the 243th day in 2015 and in the 36th calendar week.
General Events:
Hari Merdeka 2015
August 31, 2015 in Malaysia
Hari Merdeka is observed on August 31, 2015. Hari Merdeka is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957, celebrated on August 31 each year. This should not be confused with Hari Malaysia (Malaysia Day) when Malaysia was formed on 16 September, 1963 together by Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore.
Where is Hari Merdeka?
Nationwide Malaysia
Limba noastra 2015
August 31, 2015 in Moldova
Limba noastra is celebrated on August 31, 2015. Limba noastra (English: “Our language”) is a public holiday in Moldova. On August 27, 1989, the Popular Front of Moldova organized a mass demonstration in Chisinau, that became known as the Great National Assembly, which pressured the authorities of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic to adopt a language law on August 31, 1989 that proclaimed the Moldovan language written in the Latin script to be the state language of the MSSR. Its identity with the Romanian language was also established. On June 23, 1990 the Moldovan Parliament established August 31 as a national language day.
Where is Limba noastra?
Nationwide Moldova
International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31, 2015 in the World
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Where is the event?
National Trail Mix Day
August 31, 2015 in the USA
National Trail Mix Day is observed on August 31, 2015. Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a snack food to be taken along on hikes. Trail mix is considered an ideal snack food for hikes, because it is lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious, providing a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit or granola, and sustained energy from fats in nuts.
Both Hadley Fruit Orchards and Harmony Foods (two California growers) claim that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. However, trail mix is also mentioned in Jack Kerouac’s 1958 novel The Dharma Bums as the two main characters describe their planned meals in their preparation for a hiking trip.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 31st August:
1056 – Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.
1142 – Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League – with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah
1422 – Henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months
1535 – Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England
1894 – The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon’s Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration
1897 – Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)
1907 – Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
1917 – In China, Sun Yat-sen and his supporters’ ‘rump’ parliament establishes a military government and elects Sun Yat-sen as commander-in-Chief
1919 – John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
1920 – Belgium starts paying old age pensions
1935 – Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages
1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
1951 – 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
1962 – Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1968 – 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
1976 – Trinidad & Tobago adopts constitution
1977 – Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate’s vote
1978 – Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
1979 – Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
1980 – The Gdansk Agreement is signed
1990 – East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
1994 – Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel, Paris
2005 – A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people



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I’ve had a migraine from Hades since around 0100! 😦

Hubs is going out to get me some Won Ton soup, and maybe some beef with steamed rice. I’m hungry now, after taking my meds and sleeping most of my day off, I think I’m through the worst. I hope to reply to some email’s later. At the very least-tomorrow! And woohoo! I’ll be shipping my first Ebay Sold Item!!




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Calendar day; August 28, 2015

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Friday, the 28th of August, 2015 is the 240th day in 2015 and in the 35th calendar week.
General Events:
Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day
August 28, 2015 in the World
It’s almost unresistable – when your computer is slow to load, and when you’re waiting for something to happen, you can’t resist the urge to play with the mouse and the cursor.
Whether you’re procrastinating, plain bored or it’s actually one of your favourite sporting activities (if so, you should probably re-evaluate a few things… just saying), then this day is your day to go nuts.
Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day embraces this, and encourages you to go crazy with your cursor!
Where is the event?
Radio Commercials Day
August 28, 2015 in the USA
Radio commercials are often seen as an irritation to be endured while waiting for some music to come on, but they have been part of the entertainment business for nearly a century and provide employment for many people. Radio Commercials Day commemorates the day when the very first radio commercial was broadcast on New York station, WEAF. This took place on August 28th 1922 and was for an American estate agent, Queensboro Realty. It wasn’t until 1973 that the UK had its first radio commercial, which ran on LBC and promoted Birds Eye frozen food. Many early radio commercials can be found online, and a great way to celebrate Radio Commercials Day is to listen to a few and be transported back in time. Alternatively, track down some radio commercials from around the world and be entertained by the huge variety of tone and style that are used in radio adverts from different countries.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 28th August:
1542 – Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and afterwards executed.
1565 – Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established
1609 – Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
1789 – William Herschel discovers Saturn’s moon Enceladus
1837 – Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce
1859 – A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan
1864 – The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations
1867 – United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
1898 – Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola”.
1913 – Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague
1924 – Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union
1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company
1952 – German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream speech” addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
1973 – India & Pakistan sign POW accord
1981 – National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men
1986 – US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1993 – Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
1997 – Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
1998 – Pakistan’s National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur’an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill is defeated in the Senate
2003 – An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London’s underground rail network to a halt



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Calendar day; August 27, 2015

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Thursday, the 27th of August, 2015 is the 239th day in 2015 and in the 35th calendar week.
General Events:
Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova
August 27, 2015 in Republic of Moldova
Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova is observed on August 27, 2015. Independence Day is the national day of Moldova commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union on August 27, 1991. In the Republic of Moldova, most retail businesses close on Independence Day and New Year’s Day, but remain open on all other holidays.
Where is Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova?
Nationwide Republic of Moldova
“The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day
August 27, 2015 in the World
“The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, an irish novelist who was always published under the pen name “The Duchess” in the United States – also the name of her most popular novel, published in 1887. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, in her book Molly Bawn, so try and slip it into conversation!
t is unclear why August 27 was chosen by the unknown creators of this unofficial holidays to honor Hungerford, but some people speculate that the day is called the Duchess Who Wasn’t Day because of the anonymity in which Hungerford spent her life as a writer. History is full of women writers who spent their lives writing and publishing books and novels anonymously. This was because in the past, it was believed that women could not write. Books published under a female name were either rejected for publication or did not do well in the bookstores. This forced talented writers like Hungerford to publish under pen names or male sounding names.
In total, The Duchess had at least 57 works attributed to her name but could have written many, many more as a lot of her early work was published as Anonymous, and later as Mrs Hungerford, before “The Duchess” became popular in the States. She also wrote many newspaper articles and had a large family – four daughters and two sons.
Born on the 27th April 1855 in County Cork, she won prizes in school for writing stories. After the death of her first husband in 1876 The Duchess took to writing more seriously to support her three daughters, and it was shortly after this that her first book “Phyllis” was written, and a little later on “Molly Bawn”.
She remarried in 1882, had two sons and a daughter with her second husband and eventually died of typhoid fever in 1897.
Where is the event?
Just Because Day
August 27, 2015 in the World
On August 27, 2015 is Just Because Day. Why? Just because! It is believed that it was founded in 2005 as a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Reason is the ability of the human mind to form and operate on concepts in abstraction, in an ordered and usually a goal-oriented manner. Often you do something because you have to, or you want to, or it’s expected of you. None of those applies today.
If you’ve ever wanted to act on a strange impulse but without any logical motivation to do so, normally you still don’t. But don’t let that stop you on Just Because Day! You could start with the first thing that comes to your mind. Maybe you think about buying something without a need, think about walking backwards or throwing spitballs on the floor. Just feel free to do this just because.
Where is the event?
National Pots de Creme Day
August 27, 2015 in the USA
This delicious French desert is a loose french custard dating back to the 17th century.  It’s name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme” which is also referring to the white porcelain cups in which the dessert is traditionally served in.
Pot de creme is made by combining eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk and typically either vanilla or chocolate flavoring.  The mixture is baked, in the porcelain cups, in a water bath at a low temperature.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 27th August:
479 BC – Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.
663 – Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; – a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won’t attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.
1601 – Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
1610 – Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
1789 – French National Assembly issues “Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen”
1828 – Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
1883 – Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people
1896 – Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM9:40 AM)
1912 – Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes “Tarzan of the Apes”
1913 – Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
1928 – Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to outlaw war
1932 – International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
1939 – Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
1939 – Heinkel He-178 makes first manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion
1950 – General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
1955 – “Guinness Book of World Records” 1st published
1976 – Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
1983 – Haiti adopts constitution
1990 – Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1991 – Moldavia declares independence from USSR
1993 – The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed
2003 – Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant
2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

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