Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What's Special About This Week--Sept. 2-5

As many of you know, I am a collector of what makes each day of the year special. It is what makes Linda's daily contest work. I thought it might be fun to share a couple of the special days of the week here on the blog. You will have to check with me every day to get a more complete list.

September 2, 1752--The British Empire switched to the Gregorian Calendar. This is very confusing for us to try to understand because of all the politics and religion involved. Imagine, however, how confused the people in England, the American colonies, and the rest of the empire must have been to have gone to bed on September 2 and gotten up the next morning on September 14.

September 3, 1940--The first high definition color television was demonstrated. Read about the teenager who helped invent the television in The kid who named Pluto : and the stories of other extraordinary young people in science by Marc McCutcheon.

September 4 is Cook a Great Meal Day. Enjoy.

September 5 is Be Late for Something Day. Just don't make school that "something".

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