20 August 2008

Today in History

So, the other day I got the reminder that today is my day to post. I searched my mind, trying to find with something different. Something fun to write. And came up blank. Don't worry, that happens a lot. My husband and kids will tell you that.

What could I write about that would be interesting? Nothing new is going on in my life. Except for the 3 new releases this summer, and I've blogged enough about that. But in case you haven't heard, or would like to know more, visit me here. So, now that the shameless plug is out of the way, let's talk about August 20.


Here are some interesting things I've discovered about this date:


1. 1741 - Alaska was discovered by Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering. That’s how the Bering Sea got its name.


2. 1986 - U.S. Census Bureau officials reported that the U.S. population stood at 240,468,000 and the median age reached an all-time high of 31-1/2 years.


3. 1896 - Dial telephone patented

4. 1965 - Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit)


5. August is the 8th month and 8 countries have gained their independence in the month of August: Singapore, Ecuador, Pakistan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Uruguay and Malasia


6. August's flower is the Gladiolus





7. August is National Beach Month

Now for another shameless plug:

Sharon Cullen writes romantic suspense and paranormal for Samhain Publishing and contemporary and paranormal for another publisher. Her stories have received 5 star reviews, been nominated for Best Book of the Year, and received Perfect 10s.

Everyone have a wonderful August 20th!
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