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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Why Today Marks a Special Day for the Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall took a seat on the Supreme Court

This day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall Became the First African-American in the Supreme Court Justice. On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the United States Supreme Court, making him the first African American to hold one of the prestigious seats. When he joined the bench, the Supreme Court was fairly liberal. Landmark cases such

“I Have a Dream…” Will Not Be Forgotten

Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have A Dream” speech

Today marks the day in which Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the infamous “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963. On a hot summer day in 1963, more than 200,000 demonstrators calling for civil rights joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The days event’s included speeches

Today Marks the Day Mother Teresa was Baptized

Mother Teresa Baptized

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – MT The day of her baptism was actually more important to Mother Teresa than her birthday. Although she may not have celebrated her 100th birthday herself, August 26 was marked by her order in Rome, and many other places,

Stand Up for Feminism to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

On this day in 1920, The United States Congress gave women voting rights. In today’s society, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come. However, just 97 years ago – less than a century – women didn’t have any voting rights, starkly different compared to their male counterpart. On August 26th of 1920, The United

Watch Out for the Total Solar Eclipse Tonight!

Total Solar Eclipse

We’d like to invite you to learn more about the total solar eclipse taking place today. On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.

Join Us in Participating in International Homeless Animals Day

International Homeless Animals Day

Choose to help thousands of animals every year by simply adopting. Today is International Homeless Animals Day, and organizations all around the world come together to inform about pet overpopulation. You might not think the situation is all that bad in America, but every year pet shelters are overrun by homeless cats and dogs. The

Today Marks Julia Child’s Birthday! – Join Us in Celebrating

Julia Child born

Chef, author, and television personality Julia Child has probably done more for French-style food preparation than anyone else in history. Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on this day in 1912, one of John and Julia McWilliams’s three children. Julia brought haute cuisine to the masses through forty years of cooking shows and a