Good 63º scattered clouds morning.
Yesterday started dark, cloudy, and gloomy. Pretty uncomfortable as it topped at 110º!
August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, with March being the first month of the year. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC, giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.
In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.
Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August, with the dates varying each year. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August, with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.
Picture of the Day ... then and now ... Julie Andrews 85
Dame Julie Andrews portrayed so many iconic roles over the years that it’s hard to keep track! Some of the most notable include The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. In 2018 she played Karathen in Aquaman, and is set to voice Marlena in Minions: The Rise of Gru. She’s certainly shown no signs of slowing down, and to be honest, we’re very okay with this. If you want to read a lot more about Julie, go here:
Interesting about Indiana...
From Mr. Food...
Every time we make these Lemon Glacier Bars in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen, they seem to disappear in seconds! If your crew loves them as much as we do, and we know they will, they won't stick around very long... give them a try and see for yourself!
- 1 (16.5-ounce) package lemon cake mix
- 2 large eggs, divided
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Historically this date....
1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
1993 – The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
And births this date include..
1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter of the U.S. National anthem (d. 1843)
All I know. Nuff said. Hope you have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Today is 3 special days.....