Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin!
August 13 2018
August 13 is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year.
The zodiac sign for August 13 is Leo. Astrological symbol: Lion. This zodiac symbol is considered to influence those born July 23 – August 22, under the Leo zodiac sign.
The Birthstone for August is Peridot.
The next full moon is August 26.
Number One Song
US Maroon 5, Girls like you
UK – Drake, In My Feelings
Number One Movie
US- The Meg
UK – Ant Man And The Wasp
Number One Adult Book
US – The President is Missing – Jams Patterson
UK – Origin, Dan Brown
Number One Children’s Book
US – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, JK Rowling
UK – The Creakers, Tom Fletcher
On This Day In History
1642: Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1898: Carl Gustav Witt discoverd 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be seen.
1918: Opha Mae Johnson was the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.
1942: Walt Disney’s fifth full-length animated film, Bambi, was released in theaters.
1889: William Gray patents coin-operated telephone
1907: 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen
1913: Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England
1918: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany
1923: US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day
1977: 1st test glide of space shuttle
1993: US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1996: Forty monkeys escaped from a Vienna zoo and blocked a main Austrian highway screeching at stalled drivers. The long-tailed primates were faster than police, but finally got tired of playing chase and ran into the woods
2004: 28th Olympics opens in Athens Greece
1422 William Caxton, 1st English printer
1860 Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], American sharp shooter
1899 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window)
1902 Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
1918 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980)
1926 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary
1935 Rod Hull, British entertainer (with Emu!)
Fun Holidays Around The World
Mother’s Day – Thailand
Left Handers Day
…..So you may be wondering what the Holy Camogie all this is about huh?
Well today, in spite of all the evidence to prove my lack of competence – I am a Grandma for the first time! Thumper was born just in time for lunch and is a gorgeous little boy!
If you saw the Disney reference above you’ll see why there really couldn’t have been any other nickname for him!
There’s a new generation for me to
corrupt teach my wise ways! Oh boy.. We need a new planet stat NASA – this one is doomed!!
Yes Princess PITA .. I HAD to include Felix Wankel – did you really think otherwise?!