Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13 - International Left-handers Day

Check it out everyone it's International Left-handers Day. I would imagine, being a right-hander myself, that this day brings great joy and fulfillment to those left-handed people in the world who have felt left out. Well feel it no more, today is for you. 

If you're not left-handed why not try doing some of your day-to-day tasks with your left hand instead of the right. Challenge yourself and have a laugh while doing it.

Left-handers day started in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club. Here is a list of famous left-handers.

Now for some history, both left-handed and right.

-3114 BC According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.
-1521 Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs.
-1535 As Jacques Cartier neared Anticosti, 2 Indian youths informed him that the route to Canada ("chemin de Canada") lay to the south of the island. By Canada they meant Stadacona, but Cartier used the name in a broader sense for the first time.
-1792 Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette.
-1816 Lord Selkirk seized the North West Company's western depot at Fort William.
-1913 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
-1961 Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany.

Books and Movies: The Goods.

This great site found it's way into my mailbox the other day (thanks Mrs. Gates) it highlights all the great summer reading lists check it out for some must reads to get in before school starts back up.

If your looking for some good reads, the New York Times Best Sellers list ending August 18th. Publishers weekly also has a weekly best sellers list.

Check out the Kirkus book review for Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein.

Movies that have been released in theaters recently are: Disney's Planes and Elysium
Check out the movie listings for Red Deer and Sylvan Lake.

Stay tuned for our next, "On This Day in History"! 

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