Friday, May 9, 2014

Today is...
National Public Gardens Day!
Today celebrates the nation’s public gardens and brings awareness to the important role they play in society. Botanical gardens, arboreta, and other types of organized outdoor spaces help to encourage environmental management, plant and water conservation, and education in communities. Public gardens offer fun activities for their communities, while also providing resources, education, and research.
Rain Bird Corporation and the American Public Gardens Association started National Public Gardens Day to raise awareness on the conservation and education efforts of the nation’s public gardens. The first National Public Gardens Day was in 2009, and was a huge success. Many of the nation’s public gardens celebrate today by hosting special events and activities for the community. This allows families and visitors to explore their local public gardens while learning about the gardens dedication to education, research, and improving the environment.
Celebrate today by visiting your local public garden with friends and family. Happy National Public Gardens Day!

Today is also National Butterscotch Brownie Day & Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month

This week is National Pet Week

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      History for May 9th

         1754Pennsylvania Gazette publishes Ben Franklin's "Join or Die" cartoon.
        1887 - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, famous in America, opens for first time in London.

         1940 Actress Vivien Leigh made her American theatre debut in "Romeo and Juliet".

         1962 - For the first time, a laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon.

        1969 - Secret bombing in Cambodia is reported as breaking news.

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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