Fun Facts for August 16, 2013

bratwurstAugust 16th, 2013: The 228th day of the year, 137 days left in the year.

It’s our favorite time of the week again, Friday.  Time to finish up the work week and enjoy the some great weather this weekend.  Before that let’s look at some fun facts about Friday, August 16, 2013.



Today is:

  • Bratwurst Day
  • National Rum Day
  • Joe Miller’s Joke Day
  • Men’s Grooming Day
  • National Airborne Day

Here are some historical events that also happen on this day. (taken from Link)

1829: The “Siamese twins,” Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston. They had come to the Western world to be exhibited. They were 18 years old and joined at the waist.

1896: Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George Carmack discovered gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River.  The discovery led to the Klondike Gold Rush

1898: the roller coaster was patented by Edwin Prescott.

1940: The first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute

1966: The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released.

1984: Janet Harris set a world record in Selsey, England, by eating 7,175 green peas in an hour one at a time, using chopsticks.

Here are some upcoming events that may interest you as well.

August 18th:

1735  Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass)

1872  1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward

1937  1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)

August 20th-21st: Blue Moon

We hope you have a great Friday as well as enjoy the upcoming weekend.  Don’t forget to go enter to Win a $100 Big Y Gift Card through our PHH APP.  Just go to PHH Contests to enter.

Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance

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