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National Dog Day

Monday, August 26, 2013

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National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.

This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs.

The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelesness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day.

Origin of National Dog Day:
National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time".

President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day.

More Information:

National Dog Day Foundation

This Day in History August 26th

Julius Caesar's Roman army invades Brittain (55 BC)

Hundred Years' War: the military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crécy. (1346)

Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà. (1498)

The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1748)

Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour. (1768)

John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat. (1791)

The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote. (1920)

Holocaust in Chortkiav, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of their houses, divides them into groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children are murdered on the spot. (1942)

The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality. (1970)

The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec (1977)

John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, US. (1980)

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA (2011)
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