Did you know? August 27th edition

Did you know?
That today is The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day? On this day, take every opportunity to use the well-known phrase: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The famous phrase is used to describe how various things and people may seem differently beautiful from one person to the next. But you may not know that these words of wisdom came from the pen of 19th century Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who went by The Duchess, the name she often used to remain anonymous.

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Its purple heart day!

Did you knowj?
That today is Purple Heart Day? The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration and it is our nation’s oldest military medal. It was first created by General George Washington in 1782 and was known as the Badge of Military Merit. The Badge of Military Merit was made of cloth and it is the predecessor of the Purple Heart medal.

Triumph over adversity day?

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That June 23rd is Triumph over Adversity Day? Olympic track star Wilma Rudolph was born on June 23, 1940, at Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee. Until she was 12, she had to wear a leg brace because of polio. At age 20, she became the first American woman to receive three Olympic gold medals — by running!

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Did you know? today is the doughnuts birthday!

Did you know?
That today is the Doughnuts Birthday? On this day in 1847, 15-year-old Hansen Crockett Gregory invented the doughnut. The former sea captain was interviewed in his later years and said he couldn’t stand the uncooked centers of the fried cakes they made on board so he used a tin pepper can to cut a hole in the dough before frying. And it worked! Take off the entire day and indulge yourself! 😉

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