On this day
We got a glimpse of Halley’s Comet.
In 1682, Edmond Halley, an English astronomer, observed a very important comet. As you may have guessed from his name, the comet would eventually be named after him! Halley’s Comet only becomes visible to us once every 76 years, with it next set to appear in our skies in 2061.
Clinton made a big change.
In 1996, US President Bill Clinton signed his revolutionary welfare reform into law. In so doing, he created a big shift in the welfare policy in the nation. This led to an economic boom toward the end of the decade, but would be undone to a large extent as a result of the economic crisis of 2008.
Special Days Falling on August 26thAlthough you may not know it, August 26th is one of the most important dates of the year for many people around the world. Here are some of the reasons why.
National Day of Repentance
Every year, August 26th is National Day of Repentance in Papua New Guinea. There are prayer ceremonies across the nation, mostly with the idea of asking their lord and savior of the Christian faith for forgiveness. As a predominantly Christian country, many people take part in these events.
Women’s Equality Day
Every year on August 26th, the US celebrates Women’s Equality Day! The day commemorates all that women have gone through in the nation to get their rights, and to be treated fairly and equally. However, it seems that now more than ever is the perfect time to question whether these rights have been met and treated respectfully for women across the nation!
Spark the World Day
What have you done to change the world for the better – and do you have any favorite innovators or trailblazers? Today is a great day to honor and commemorate those who have strived to inspire and change the world, and to encourage others to do so as well!