three interesting facts
two births and
one death associated with that day.
Feast day of the Assumption of Mary
not news to me, growing up Catholic and dedicated to the virgin. How I managed to escape being named Assumpta I'll never know. In Highschool I was taught by identical twin nuns (dominican) who had taken the names Sister Ascension and Sister Assumption. It doesn't say so here, but it is a feast of Isis as well, in the same avatar that you see for Mary (that is, seated as a throne for her child, the redeemer)
in Hawaii – Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war. my brother's birthday falls on the bombing.
1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens. (my 17th Birthday, which is why I was not there)
I knew Napoleon and Lawrence (of Arabia), so
1858 - E. Nesbit, English author (d. 1924)
1944 - Linda Ellerbee, American journalist
1057 - King Macbeth I of Scotland