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How Will You Make This Day Memorable?

August 14Since this is not Leap Year, August 14th is  226th day of the year. 139 days remain until the end of the year. That. in itself, is something. Every day matters.

After acknowledging that, you can look back on the day, thumb through your records, stroll through history, read thoughts that you thought and others thought. Read, reflect, remember, and renew.

Consider that some things will happen today that will be remembered by some forever.

Even in the era called BC, these landmarks are recorded:

74 BC – A group of officials, led by the Western Han minister Huo Guang, present articles of impeachment against the new emperor, Liu He, to the imperial regent, Empress Dowager Shangguan.

29 BC – Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.

Like most every day, August 14th is a Christian feast day:

Arnold of Soissons
Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia
Eusebius of Rome[282]
Jonathan Myrick Daniels (Episcopal Church)
Maximilian Kolbe

Look them up!

It is Falklands Day, the celebration of the first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis in 1592.

It is Independence Day in Pakistan, celebrating the independence of Pakistan from the United Kingdom in 1947.

At the same time, it is Partition Horrors Remembrance Day commemorating the victims and sufferings of people during the Partition of India in 1947.

It is the same event with two different perspectives.

How will you make August 14th significant in your history and the history of humanity?



Born this day in 1777, Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism.

On this day in 1935 – Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.

On this day in 1912 – U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier



Again, I ask:

How will you make August 14th significant in your history and the history of humanity?