August 13, 2018

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

Famous Birthdays

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?!

69 thoughts on “August 13, 2018

      1. Suze is a Grandma five times over now. Three are in Australia where she is going to visit in November and 2 in the UK. But the first Grandchild according to Suze is always the favourite, and that doesn’t mean she deliberately favouritises [is that actually a word? Who cares it is now] But little Vinnie, well not so little anymore and starting to talk like a right ol’ Ozzie will always have her heart l feel.

        She loves them all, but the first is always her sweetheart 🙂


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