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Ride the Wind Day

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ride the Wind Day

When : August 23rd

Ride the Wind Day is a carefree day to soar above the earth. You can catch a ride with the breeze, or float along slowly like a gentle, late summer cloud.

Summer will soon be over. Catching the drift of this day is easy. Just relax, and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing. Leave your troubles and worries behind for a spell, as you waft in the air.

Here are some great ways to enjoy Ride the Wind Day :

Fly in an airplane

Fly a kite

Parachute

Hang glide

Take a motorcycle ride

Hop in a sailboat, and go for a ride

Just kick back and enjoy one of the last days of summer

This Day in History August 23rd

Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. (79)

Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason at Smithfield in London. (1305)

French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada. (1541)

American Revolutionary War: King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St. James's stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion. (1775)

Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it is not accepted into the United States, and only lasts for four years. (1784)

Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seizing power. (1799)

The automobile tire chain is patented. (Snow Chain) (1904)

World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China. (1914)

British airship R-38 experiences structural failure over Hull in England and crashes in the Humber estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only 4 survive. (1921)

Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours. (1923)

Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city. (1929)

World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations. (1939)

World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad. (1942)

World Council of Churches is formed. (1948)

First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. (1954)

Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon. (1966)

Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins. (1970)

A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term "Stockholm syndrome". (1973)

The American male basketball team lost the gold medal to Brazilian team at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis. Score was 115x120 and triggered changes in this sport basis in USA, resulting in the "Dream Team". (1987)

Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War. (1990)

Tim Berners-Lee opens the WWW - World Wide Web to new users. (1990)

The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon. (1993)

Eugene Bullard, the only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. (1994)

Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.' (1996)

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan civil war. (2011)
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