Mt. Vesuvius Erupts


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Vesuvius Day commemorates the epic eruption that had destroyed historic Pompeii and caused the death of about 16,000 people. On August, 24th 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted surprisingly after centuries of dormancy and buried the towns around with all the people under a cloud of lava, stones and ash. Mount Vesuvius is still an active volcano in the Province of Naples in Italy and about 4,200 feet high.

The exact dating of Mount Vesuvius Day is possible for the letters of the Roman Pliny the Younger who documented the great eruption. The Italian name of Mount Vesuvius is Monte Vesuvio. Although the danger of another eruption continues to exist, the fruitful earth around the volcano is still the basis of existence for many people. (from



National Senior Citizens Day


Senior Citizens Day raises awareness and recognizes the contributions senior citizens make to society. A senior citizen is a person of at least 60 years of age and part of the fastest-growing demographic worldwide. President Ronald Reagan was the initiator of the Senior Citizens Day in the USA, on August 19, 1988. There are also different dates and a variety of appreciation days for elderly people worldwide. But they all have one aim: to appreciate the elderly part of our communities  (from

National Radio Day


National Radio Day is dedicated to a great invention and communications medium. A radio is a device for receiving radio broadcasts. These are transmitted by means of terrestrial transmission via electromagnetic waves or high-frequency electrical signals via the broadband cable. The received information is converted into sound. These days the only time most people pay attention to their radio is in their cars, but there was a time when it was the major means of communication in this country. (from me and

National Aviation Day


National Aviation Day is a national observation that celebrates the development of aviation. The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation that designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day.

The proclamation was codified, and it allows the sitting US President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year, if desired. That proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the US flag on that day and encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation. (from  Wikipedia and

Elvis Presley Day


Elvis Presley Day is a tribute for the “King of rock ‘n’ roll”. Elvis was a singer, musician and actor from the small US-American town Tupelo in the state of Mississippi. He sang gospel, ballads or songs that make you dance. In 1977 Elvis died unexpectedly on August 16 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is also interred.

Travel to Memphis or Tupelo and spend time in the museums close to the Elvis estate or the souvenir shops. Elvis Week takes place every year, with the biggest celebrations held close to the 16th.

Elvis did not participate in awards shows, did not perform in TV shows and exclusively surrounded himself with well-chosen colleagues. His death hit the headlines and caused a lot of special broadcasts and breaking news. Newspaper headlines the day after his demise proclaimed “The King is Dead.” His death is considered the end of an era and since then his fans recommend him annually on Elvis Presley Day, the anniversary of his death date. (from me and

Lefthander’s Day

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International Lefthanders Day is celebrated today and was first observed in 1976. As its name suggests, it’s meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates the left-handers, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population.

International Lefthanders Day was founded by the Left-Handers Club in 1992, with the club itself having been founded in 1990. International Left-Handers Day is, according to the club, “an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality [meaning left-handedness] and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.” (from: Wikipedia and